Ecological problems of water resources in Azerbaijan and their impact on human health

Document Type : Research paper


Department of Ecological Chemistry, Faculty of Ecology and Soil Science, Baku State University, Azerbaijan


Access to safe drinking water for the population is of the most vital and important issues in Azerbaijan. Simultaneously, providing the population with clean drinking water is of great important direction for the social and economic development of the Republic. The present study represents the results of similar previous studies on the quality of drinking water in the Binagadi district. According to previous literature, the principal elements of pollution in drinking water are Arsenic, zinc, and copper compounds. The concentration of As, Zn, and Cu has been estimated in the Abseron Peninsula with drinking water. Water supplies were collected in 1 liter of polyethylene bottles, which were washed with deionized water before use. The concentrations of As, Zn, and Cu in the water samples showed that  As 3.5-3.7 μg/ l; Cu: 3.6-6.7 μg/l; and Zn 2-9 μg/l, respectively. Also, the concentration showed below but Zn and Cu were higher than the WHO standards permitted limits.

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Ecological problems of water resources in Azerbaijan and their impact on human health


  • ŸThe access to qualified drinking water for the population, is a key problem for the governemnt of The Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • The providing clean drinking water for population demands, is one the aims for social and economic parts of the republic.
  • The measurement of As, Zn, and Cu in the water samples showed, 3.5-3.7, 2-9, and 3.6-6.7 μg/l respectively.
  • The increased of Zn and Cu in drinking water, can be a major environmental concern for Republic of Azerbaijan.


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