Hydrogeochemistry and Spatial-Temporal Evolution of Shallow Groundwater in Arid Regions, Case Study: The Zegrir Alluvial Aquifer (Guerrara, Algeria)

I need a writing editor to upgrade a conference paper to a journal paper, the topic is the hydrogeochemical quality assessment of groundwater aquifer, and the work includes graph and map interpretation as well as improving plots. Below is the paper abstract.

”Assessment and careful utilization of groundwater resources are crucial in hyper-arid areas. In these regions, water demand continues to increase under the pressure of socioeconomic development. This research investigates the spatial-temporal assessment of groundwater quality and hydrogeochemical processes of the alluvial aquifer in the Guerrara region (Algeria). Field campaign water data was combined with historical data to study the hydrogeochemical evolution in ten years from 2009 to 2019, covering both dry and wet seasons. Piper and Gibbs’s diagrams comprehensively assessed water quality and temporal evolution. The spatial variations were investigated using the Inverse Distance Weighting method (IDW) and Geographical Information System (GIS). The results revealed a large seasonal and temporal variation of groundwater physicochemical properties illustrated by total dissolved solids (TDS) values ranging from 152mg/l to 11400mg/l during the dry season and from 147mg/l to 9522mg/l during the wet season and by conductivity values increasing by 7120 S, which reflected a deterioration of water quality from 2009 to 2019. Additionally, the notable change in TDS values from the dry to the wet season confirmed the groundwater sensitivity to surface seasonal flow. Moreover, Wilcox diagrams showed the alluvial groundwater adequacy for irrigation use during wet seasons but shifting to inadequate and bad during dry seasons. The spatial-temporal evolution highlighted in this work calls for further investigations and actions toward restoring and protecting this valuable groundwater resource.”