A Groundwater System in a Mountain Environment (Serra da Estrela, Portugal)

  • Jorge Espinha MarquesEmail author
  • José Manuel Marques
  • Calos Aguiar


Mountains are often recognized as the “world’s water towers”, due to their exceptional ability to generate water resources of good quality and, frequently, of considerable economic value (e.g. UNESCO IHP-VI Programme:, Aureli 2002).


Metasedimentary Rock Normal Groundwater Hydrogeological System Thermomineral Water High Quality Drinking Water 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Espinha Marques
    • 1
    Email author
  • José Manuel Marques
    • 2
  • Calos Aguiar
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de CiênciasDepartamento de Geologia/Centro de GeologiaPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia de Minas e GeorrecursosUniversidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Escola Superior Agrária, Mountain Research Center – CIMOInstituto Politécnico de BragançaBragançaPortugal

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