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Geometric Model of a Coastal Aquifer to Promote the Sustainable Use of Water. Manglaralto, Ecuador

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Facultad de Ingeniería en Ciencias de la Tierra, ESPOL Polytechnic University, Guayaquil P.O. Box 09-01-5863, Ecuador
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Centro de Investigaciones y Proyectos Aplicados a las Ciencias de la Tierra (CIPAT), ESPOL Polytechnic University, Guayaquil P.O. Box 09-01-5863, Ecuador
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Junta Administradora de Agua Potable Regional de Manglaralto (JAAPMAN), Manglaralto 241754, Ecuador
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Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemáticas (FCNM), ESPOL Polytechnic University, Campus Gustavo Galindo Km. 30.5 Vía Perimetral, Guayaquil P.O. Box 09-01-5863, Ecuador
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Geo-Recursos y Aplicaciones GIGA, ESPOL Polytechnic University, Campus Gustavo Galindo Km. 30.5 Vía Perimetral, Guayaquil P.O. Box 09-01-5863, Ecuador
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Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena (UPSE), La Libertad 240204, Ecuador
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Economics and Business Department, University of Almería, Ctra. Sacramento s/n, La Cañada de San Urbano, 04120 Almería, Spain
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Academic Editors: José Álvarez-García, Amador Durán-Sánchez and María de la Cruz del Río-Rama
Water 2021, 13(7), 923; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13070923
Received: 30 December 2020 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 20 March 2021 / Published: 28 March 2021
Modeling an aquifer provides significant advantages when evaluating and estimating the water resource for its sustainable use. This study focuses on the rural parish Manglaralto, a semi-arid area with a shortage of water, and without supply service by the public network. Still, it has a great demand for supply by the local and floating population (tourism). This has caused the coastal aquifer, which supplies the area’s water, to show signs of overexploitation, and its natural balance is compromised. The aim is to establish a geometric model of the aquifer through geological and geophysical analysis to set sustainable water-use guidelines. The methodology includes: (i) the processing of the current technical and hydrogeological information to know the aquifer’s data; (ii) geometric modeling of the aquifer through the correlation of technical information, using the GeoModeller software; (iii) proposals for the sustainable use of water in the framework of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030. The geometric model results reveal that the aquifer’s thickness varies from 4 m at the head of the river to 30 m at the sea’s mouth. The volume of water is estimated at 13.6 Hm3. The sustainable-use proposals ensure that more than half of the population receives the community company’s service. More than 40% of the territory is a protected area, and 64% of the population has sewerage service. This geometric model is a visual contribution that allows us to know the aquifer’s shape and establishes guidelines that help strengthen the water supply’s development and sustainability over time. View Full-Text
Keywords: coastal aquifer; geometric model; sustainable management; GeoModeller coastal aquifer; geometric model; sustainable management; GeoModeller
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Carrión-Mero, P.; Quiñonez-Barzola, X.; Morante-Carballo, F.; Montalván, F.J.; Herrera-Franco, G.; Plaza-Úbeda, J. Geometric Model of a Coastal Aquifer to Promote the Sustainable Use of Water. Manglaralto, Ecuador. Water 2021, 13, 923. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13070923

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Carrión-Mero P, Quiñonez-Barzola X, Morante-Carballo F, Montalván FJ, Herrera-Franco G, Plaza-Úbeda J. Geometric Model of a Coastal Aquifer to Promote the Sustainable Use of Water. Manglaralto, Ecuador. Water. 2021; 13(7):923. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13070923

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Carrión-Mero, Paul; Quiñonez-Barzola, Ximena; Morante-Carballo, Fernando; Montalván, F. J.; Herrera-Franco, Gricelda; Plaza-Úbeda, José. 2021. "Geometric Model of a Coastal Aquifer to Promote the Sustainable Use of Water. Manglaralto, Ecuador" Water 13, no. 7: 923. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13070923

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