Protection of groundwater intended for human consumption: a proposed methodology for defining safeguard zones

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dc.contributor.author Jiménez Madrid, Alberto
dc.contributor.author Carrasco Cantos, Francisco
dc.contributor.author Martínez Navarrete, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-29T09:10:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-29T09:10:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-28
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Earth Sciences, vol.65, n.8, 2012, 2391–2406 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1866-6299
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12468/431
dc.description.abstract Carbonate aquifers constitute a water reserve of essential importance for human supply. For this, it is necessary to establish suitable protection measures in order to achieve the good status of groundwater bodies intended for human supply according to the requirements of the Water Framework Directive. The objective of this paper is to present a methodology to define safeguard zones for the protection of carbonate groundwater bodies intended for human consumption. To do this, firstly the risk of groundwater contamination is evaluated through a combination of characterising pressures and the evaluation of the intrinsic vulnerability to contamination. Secondly, the existing water abstraction points are identified and their zones of contribution are delineated in order to establish priorities when defining protective measures in the region. Finally, the existing wellhead protection areas and those defined according to the proposed methodology must be integrated into the delineated safeguard zones. The results obtained in a carbonate groundwater body in southern Spain are consistent with the existing quality data and they show the percentage of land that must be protected to preserve the quality of water intended for human consumption, thus facilitating their future integration into adequate land use planning tools es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Grupo de Hidrogeología, Universidad de Málaga, España es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.publisher Springer es_ES
dc.relation CGL2008-04938 es_ES
dc.rights Acceso abierto es_ES
dc.subject carbonate aquifers es_ES
dc.subject Water Framework Directive es_ES
dc.subject safeguard zone es_ES
dc.subject risk assessment es_ES
dc.subject land use planning es_ES
dc.subject Sierra de Cañete es_ES
dc.subject España es_ES
dc.title Protection of groundwater intended for human consumption: a proposed methodology for defining safeguard zones es_ES
dc.type Postprint es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12665-011-1494-x es_ES
dc.description.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, España es_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-011-1494-x es_ES
dc.coverage.spatialStudy Sierra de Cañete, provincia Málaga, España es_ES


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