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Groundwater vulnerability assessment at SW Rhodope aquifer system in NE Greece

  • A. Kallioras
  • F. Pliakas
  • S. Skias
  • I. Gkiougkis
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Abstract

Proper management of coastal aquifers often demands the assessment of groundwater vulnerability achieved by the application of different vulnerability indexes, each one being developed for specific type of contamination. This paper presents the application of widely used vulnerability indexes such as DRASTIC, with respect to nitrate contamination, and GALDIT, regarding aquifers vulnerability to seawater intrusion, in order to assess the vulnerability of the coastal aquifer of the agricultural area of Xilagani, N. Greece. The results have been linked with GIS for the visualization of vulnerability, while they are also compared and hence evaluated and verified with field data of nitrates and Revelle values distribution.

Keywords

Hydraulic Conductivity Geographic Information System Seawater Intrusion Vulnerability Index Coastal Aquifer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kallioras
    • 1
  • F. Pliakas
    • 2
  • S. Skias
    • 2
  • I. Gkiougkis
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mining and Metallurgical EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringDemocritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece

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