Special Issue "Groundwater Quality and Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment Volume II"

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 1757

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Voudouris
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Department of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: aquifer Vulnerability; groundwater management; water quality; simulation of water flow; water supply technologies
Dr. Nerantzis Kazakis
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Guest Editor
Department of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: groundwater modelling; groundwater vulnerability assessment; hydrogeochemistry; hydrogeophysics; isotope hydrology; management of aquifer recharge; water resources management; floods; climate change impacts on water resources
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Dear Colleagues,

The Association of Geologists and Mining Engineers of Cyprus, in collaboration with the Hellenic Committee of Hydrogeology (member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists), have organized the 12th International Hydrogeological Conference of Greece, which will take place on 20-22 of March 2022, in Nicosia (Lefkosia), Cyprus at the Cleopatra Hotel. We are pleased to invite you to participate in the conference and the linked Special Issue of Environments entitled "Groundwater Quality and Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment Volume II".

The 12th International Hydrogeological Conference aims at convening people from academia, private and public sectors, dealing with all aspects of groundwater. It will be held under the auspices of the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of the Republic of Cyprus, and it is supported by the Geological Survey Department of Cyprus and Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber.
This conference aims in gathering and disseminating knowledge and good practices on dealing with increasing pressures and challenges on groundwater resources, protection and management, in our ever-changing environment driven by climate change. For more information about the workshop, please visit the following link: https://www.hydrogeologyconference2022.com.cy/en/

Submission of original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Environments is open for both participants of the conference and other researchers working in the field of groundwater resources.

Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Voudouris
Dr. Nerantzis Kazakis
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Intrinsic and Specific Vulnerability
  • Pollution risk
  • Coastal Aquifers
  • Karst and Fissured rock aquifers
  • GIS environment
  • Water quality indices
  • Statistical analysis
  • Simulation models

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Groundwater Hydrogeochemical and Quality Appraisal for Agriculture Irrigation in Greenbelt Area, Iraq
Environments 2022, 9(4), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments9040043 - 25 Mar 2022
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This study highlights the groundwater hydrogeochemical characteristics and processes (hydrochemistry characteristics, ion exchange, and salinization) and quality suitability assessment for irrigation purposes from five wells in the Greenbelt area located in northwestern Al-Najaf Governorate, Iraq. The suitability of groundwater for irrigation was assessed [...] Read more.
This study highlights the groundwater hydrogeochemical characteristics and processes (hydrochemistry characteristics, ion exchange, and salinization) and quality suitability assessment for irrigation purposes from five wells in the Greenbelt area located in northwestern Al-Najaf Governorate, Iraq. The suitability of groundwater for irrigation was assessed based on the irrigation water quality index (IWQI) for thirteen parameters and groundwater quality indices such as total dissolved solids (TDS), electrical conductivity (EC), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), soluble sodium percent (SSP), residual sodium carbonate (RSC), total hardness (TH), permeability index (PI), potential salinity (PS), Kelley’s ratio (KR), and magnesium hazard ratio (MHR). The IWQI’s average values ranged between 76–139. The results of IWQI for the first and second sampling sites showed values of 139 and 104, respectively, indicating that the groundwater was unsuitable and unsafe for irrigation. In contrast, the IWQI for the third, fourth, and fifth sites were 83, 97, and 76, respectively, indicating that the groundwater was safe and possibly used for irrigation. The EC, TDS, PS, and MHR indices were all found to be unsuitable for irrigation in all five sites, and the KR index was also found to be unsuitable for agricultural irrigation in about 80% of the sites, while it was found that the indices of SAR, SSP, RSC, PI, and TH for all sites were suitable and safe for irrigation. As a result of this study, it has been determined that groundwater in the study area is unsuitable for agricultural irrigation. For sustainable groundwater exploitation, it is advised that a continuous water-quality-monitoring program should be implemented, as well as the development of suitable management practices. Full article
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