This volume offers detailed comparisons and validations of different methods of assessing groundwater vulnerability (DRASTIC, GOD, PI, RTt, AVI, SINTACS, COP). It contains new aspects of vulnerability assessment for the evaluation of coastal aquifer vulnerability and aquifer vulnerability to methane gas leakage from shale gas wells. The book also contains the results of studies on intrinsic and specific vulnerability assessment (migration of antibiotics and nitrate, groundwatersurface water interaction), with examples of the different national approaches to groundwater vulnerability mapping in Poland, Ireland, Italy and elsewhere. There are 15 chapters derived from two IAH conferences held in Ustron´, Poland in 2015 and 2018.
The book is valuable for those interested in groundwater vulnerability, in risk assessment, and in environmental issues. It is aimed at land use planners, water managers, the environmental industry, regional and local environmental protection councils and students studying hydrogeology and environmental sciences.
Table of Contents
New approaches to groundwater vulnerability
1 ACVM (Aquifer Comprehensive Vulnerability Mapping) – a new method for evaluating coastal aquifer vulnerability based on a wide concept of aquifer vulnerability
S. Carrubba, A. Aureli & M. Lagod
2 Assessment of the intrinsic vulnerability of the Rhine-Meuse basin limestone aquifers
V. Fister, B. Losson, D. François, E. Gille & M. Marchetto
3 Numerical simulations of aquifer vulnerability to methane gas leakage from decommissioned shale gas wells
N. Roy, J. Molson, J.-M. Lemieux, D. Van Stempvoort & A. Nowamooz
4 Sanitary protection zoning of groundwater sources in unconsolidated sediments based on a Time-Dependent Model
V. Živanovic´, I. Jemcov, V. Dragišic´ & N. Atanackovic
Factors affecting vulnerability assessment – from scientific concept to practical application
5 Meander effect on river-aquifer interactions
U. Boyraz & C.M. Kazezyılmaz-Alhan
6 Comparison of pre-mining and post-mining conditions in an area impacted by coal mining as an aid to groundwater vulnerability assessment
K. David, W. Timms & R. Mitra
7 Nitrate migration in the regional groundwater recharge zone (Lwówek region, Poland)
8 Adsorption and desorption parameters of erythromycin migration in saturated porous media based on column tests
M. Okon´ska & K. Pietrewicz
Comparison and validation of different methods of groundwater vulnerability assessment for different groundwater systems
9 Groundwater vulnerability and risk assessment in Kaduna metropolis, northwest Nigeria
M.S. Ahmed, A.I. Tanko, M.M. Badamasi & A. Abdulhamid
10 Evaluation of the comparison of four groundwater vulnerability methodologies: a case study of Dahomey Basin shallow aquifers, Nigeria
S.A. Oke & D. Vermeulen
11 Vulnerability assessment of the Karst aquifer feeding Pertuso spring in Central Italy
G. Sappa, F. Ferranti & F.M. De Filippi
Groundwater vulnerability mapping – examples of different national approaches
12 The groundwater contamination potential risk evaluation: an all-country wide approach for protection planning
13 The methodology of assessing groundwater vulnerability applied to Hydrogeological Map of Poland scale 1:50 000
P. Herbich, M. Woz´nicka & M. Nidental
14 Groundwater vulnerability assessment for the Hydrogeological Map of Poland 1:50 000 and Major Groundwater Reservoirs projects
K. Józ´wiak, J. Mikołajków, M. Nidental & M. Woz´nicka
15 Irish groundwater vulnerability mapping and Groundwater Protection Schemes: past, present and future
M. Lee, C. Kelly, R. Meehan, C. Hickey & N. Hunter Williams
Andrzej J. Witkowski, PhD, DSc, is an associate professor at the University of Silesia in Poland and Head of the Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology. His academic work has included studies on hydrogeology, groundwater protection, vulnerability and monitoring. He is the author or co-author of 162 publications in the area of hydrogeology and groundwater protection and author or co-author of about 130 unpublished projects and reports. He was co-editor of IAH Selected Papers on Hydrogeology, Vol.11.- "Groundwater vulnerability assessment and mapping". He is editor-in-Chief of the Polish journal "Hydrogeologia" and member of the Editorial Board of the Slovak journal "Podzemna Voda". Professional affiliations: IAH – International Association of Hydrogeologists (President of the Polish National Chapter, 2010-2016), IMWA – International Mine Water Association (Vice President, 2000-2003; President,2003-2008; Honorary President since 2008), SHP- Association of Polish Hydrogeologists (President since 2011), SAH- Slovenska Asociácie Hydrogeológov.
Sabina Jakóbczyk-Karpierz, PhD, is a hydrogeologist. She has worked at the Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland) since 2008. Her research interests are groundwater geochemistry, geochemical modelling and application of environmental tracers in groundwater dating and protection. She has been involved in several European projects concerning groundwater quality and management of groundwater resources. She was reviewer for such Journals as: „Journal of Hydrology", "International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health", "Water". She is a member of the IAH and SHP - Association of Polish Hydrogeologists.
Joanna Czekaj, MSc, has a 8-year experience in hydrogeology. Her main field of research is groundwater-surface water interaction, especially the problem of groundwater interaction with artificial drinking water reservoirs. Her interest is focused on GIS, water resources modeling and its application in sustainable water resources management. One of the most important aspects of Joanna’s work is research implementation under R&D activities. Currently, Joanna is working at the R&D department in one of the biggest water supplying company in Poland – Silesian Waterworks PLC and her responsibilities include managing of PROLINE-CE and boDEREC-CE projects, co-funded by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE program.
Dorota Grabala, MSc, is researcher at the Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, University of Silesia (Poland). She is involved in regional hydrogeological studies and problems of groundwater protection and monitoring. She has been involved in several Polish and international projects on groundwater pollution and management (WOKAM - World Karst Aquifer Mapping, INTERREG CE).