Water Resources

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 861–870 | Cite as

Possibility of the Application of Danube, Sava and Morava River Area Shallow Aquifer Groundwater (Serbia) in the Irrigation Purposes

  • Sanja Mrazovac KurilićEmail author
  • Novica StaletovićEmail author
  • Khalil Salem AbulsbaEmail author
  • Khaled Salem DagaliEmail author


This paper presents the results of the groundwater quality assessment, on the Serbian Danube, Sava and Morava River water area, for irrigation purposes. The analysis was done at 54 locations on the Danube, Sava and Morava River water area (Republic of Serbia). The approach to assess the groundwater quality indicators is based on the sustainable water exploitation and the protection of health and environment. This paper presents an overview of the chemical parameters of water samples from the groundwater sources of the Danube, Sava and Morava River water area, i.e. its shallow aquifer. Indicators on the basis of which the assessment of the possibility of water application for irrigation purposes was done are: electroconductivity, concentration of sodium ions, sodium absorption ratio, residual sodium carbonate, magnesium hazard and permeability index. Based on the presented indicators, the quality of the shallow aquifer groundwater on the Danube, Sava and Morava River water area for the irrigation purposes can be mostly assessed as satisfactory.


irrigation shallow aquifer groundwater Danube Sava Morava Serbia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Protection, University “Union-Nikola Tesla”BelgradeSerbia

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