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The final report on the Rapid Investigation Phase is divided into a Main Report and five Supplementary Volumes as follows:
S1: Review of existing data
S2: Regional arsenic survey
S3: Modelling studies
S4: Hydrogeochemistry of the special study areas
S5: Arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh (NGO volume).
Volume 1: Summary (3.69 MB pdf)
Volume 2: Final Report - complete (53.7 MB pdf)
Cover, preliminary pages (513 MB pdf)
Executive Summary (61 KB pdf)
Chapter 1: Introduction (75 KB pdf)
Chapter 2: Arsenic in groundwaters across the world (393 KB pdf)
Chapter 3: Geology and sedimentology (513 MB pdf)
Chapter 4: Hydrogeology (2 MB pdf)
Chapter 5: Groundwater flow modelling (412 kB pdf)
Chapter 6: The National Hydrochemical Survey(8.1 MB pdf)
Chapter 9: Scales of variation (5 MB pdf)
Chapter 12: Sorption and transport (800 KB pdf)
Chapter 13: Conclusions and recommendations (500 KB pdf)
References (212 kB)
Volume 3: Hydrochemical atlas - complete (45 MB pdf)
Cover, preliminary pages (400 KB pdf)
Samples, Geology, Age of well, Well depth (3 MB pdf)
Arsenic (400 KB pdf)
Barium, Boron, Calcium, Hardness (4 MB pdf)
Iron, Magnesium, Manganese (2.5 MB pdf)
Introduction, Site details, Water quality parameters (6.2 MB pdf)
Volume 4: Data compilation - complete (2.2 MB pdf)
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