Impact of Adjacent Land Use, Infrastructure and Urbanization on Water Quality in a River from Headwater to Downstream
Generally, the rivers originate as a pure and clean stream from headwater but are then affected by type of
adjacent land use and increased human intervention as they flow downstream. The mixing of surface drainage, pollutants and
waste water from modified land use in river basin result broadly in reduced quality of water and increased decay of aqua life.
The concentration of pollutants and abundance/ richness of macro invertebrate can be used to determine the impacts on
stream quality throughout the course of flow.
Keywords - Localized Impact on River Water Quality, Presence of Pollutants, Physical / Chemical Investigation of Water
Quality, Effects of Abundance/ Richness of Macro-Invertebrates.