Special Issue "Groundwater Resources in Porous and Karst Aquifers: Vulnerability and Sustainability"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrogeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Chiara Calligaris
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Department of Mathematics and Earth Sciences, University of Trieste | UNITS, Trieste, Italy
Interests: groundwater; engineering geology; geographic information system; water resources; water resources management; water quality; environment; porous and karst aquifers; natural hazards; geomorphology
Prof. Dr. Luca Zini
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Guest Editor
Department of Mathematics and Earth Sciences, University of Trieste | UNITS, Trieste, Italy
Interests: hydrogeology; porous and karst aquifers; engineering geology; water quality; groundwater; water resources; water resources management; natural hazards; geomorphology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vulnerability and sustainability assessment currently represents one of the main challenges in order to adequately protect the precious water resources which are devoted to human consumption. Water companies pay particular attention to the quality and quantity of the used waters. In the past few years studies were realized in order to understand the whole hydrogeological context of an area, which is also pushed by global warming and the consequent climate changes. All the stakeholders (authorities, researchers, private companies, etc.) are focused on the knowledge, monitoring, and protection of the groundwaters and on the identification of safeguard areas in order to avoid water scarcity and pollution events—especially in drinking water resources. The aim of the present Special Issue is to define the state of the art of the studies focused on the vulnerability and sustainability assessment of both porous and karst aquifers. Special attention will be dedicated to cross-border groundwater bodies. The Special Issue aims to collect the most advanced research on karst and porous groundwaters, including consideration of the changes to our life practices that the global warming will require in the near future.

Prof. Dr. Chiara Calligaris
Prof. Dr. Luca Zini
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • groundwater
  • karst aquifers
  • porous aquifers
  • vulnerability
  • sustainability
  • groundwater resources
  • global warming
  • climate changes
  • cross-border aquifers

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Identification of Preferential Recharge Zones in Karst Systems Based on the Correlation between the Spring Level and Precipitation: A Case Study from Jinan Spring Basin
Water 2021, 13(21), 3048; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13213048 - 01 Nov 2021
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The Jinan spring basin is located in the karst area of northern China, where springs serve as important sources of water supply. Several studies on spring protection and water supply have been carried out, and scholars have developed some laws on local groundwater [...] Read more.
The Jinan spring basin is located in the karst area of northern China, where springs serve as important sources of water supply. Several studies on spring protection and water supply have been carried out, and scholars have developed some laws on local groundwater flow dynamic and characteristics of aquifer structures. Unfortunately, there is a lack of detailed research on preferential recharge zones, which are the main recharge pathways of springs. Therefore, this research focuses on identifying preferential recharge zones based on the correlation between the spring level and precipitation. The results show that when precipitation is more intense or lasts longer, there is a stronger correlation between spring level and precipitation. It has been established that the precipitation at Donghongmiao station has the closest relationship with the dynamic of Baotu spring, which is found to be the most significant contribution to spring preservation. Two potential preferential recharge zones in the Jinan spring basin are detected through correlation analysis and geological exploration data. These findings support spring protection and water supply projects in karst regions. Full article
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