Groundwater risk intensity assessment. Application to carbonate aquifers of the Western Mediterranean (Southern Spain)

Karst systems : dynamics, evolution, paleoenvironmental recordings and natural hazards. Special issue

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Geological Survey of Spain. Dep. of Geologic Resources Research, Madrid, Espagne
Geological Survey of Spain. Dep. of Geologic Resources Research, Madrid, Espagne
Dep. of Ecology and Geology. Hydrogeology Group of the Univ., Malaga, Espagne
Dep. Géographie, Univ. Paris 8, Saint-Denis, France
UMR ESPACE 6012, Nice, France
Ist. Italiano di Speleologia, Dip. di Scienze della Terra e Geologico-Ambientali, Univ., Bologna, Italie
Dep. de Ciencias de la Tierra, Univ., Zaragoza, Espagne
Ist. di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italie

Description :
The methodology employed to determine the contamination risk was adapted from the COST Action 620 which was developed with the aim of protecting karst aquifer water. The vulnerability obtained through the PI method was modified to the COP method for the purpose of this study. The results obtained after evaluating the groundwater contamination risk show a predominance of the very low and low classes. Only 4 % of the region presents a high to very high risk of contamination which is located in areas of very high vulnerability and low to moderate pressures. These results are supported by chemical analyses of water sampled from a groundwater quality control network.

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Article de monographie

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Geodinamica acta, issn : 0985-3111, 2009, vol. 22-23, n°. 5-6/1-3, p. 101-111, nombre de pages : 11, Références bibliographiques : 39 ref.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

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