(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009 - 2010)

Document title

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

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Geological Survey of Spain. Dep. of Geologic Resources Research, Madrid, ESPAGNE
(2) Dep. of Ecology and Geology. Hydrogeology Group of the Univ., Malaga, ESPAGNE


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


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2009 - 2010, vol. 22-23, no 5-6/1-3 [pp. 101-111]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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