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Any GIS project ideas related to population census and water quality?

Question asked by kaylani.mendez on Oct 1, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2016 by Asauerw

Hi. I'm currently taking a course in land use and GIS systems. I'm brainstorming ideas for a final project that is 60% of my total grade. So far, I've narrowed it down to the presence of PPCPs (Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products) that have been discarded domestically or are trated wastewater effluents in a certain water basin that supplies fresh water for the major part of the metropolitan area in Puerto Rico. I am trying to find a way to relate census statistics (mortality rates and population) to the incidence of a specific group of effluents (hormones, pesticides, analgesics) in a manner that may prove that their presence has indeed been a factor in the incidences of illneses and conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Any ideas or help related to ArcGIS or Q-GIS are definitely appreciated.