The assessment of groundwater vulnerability is an important aspect of territorial planning aimed at the management and protection of groundwater quality. This topic is particularly relevant for the Campania region (southern Italy) due to the abundance of groundwater resources and the strong dependence on them of current economic, social and environmental settings. The region is characterized by complex geological, structural and hydrogeological frameworks which make challenging and innovative the assessment of groundwater vulnerability with SINTACS, a parametric method officially recognized by the Italian environmental agencies. In order to apply results obtained to current regional regulations, groundwater vulnerability was estimated for the 80 principal aquifers, hosting respective groundwater bodies, as recognized by the application of the Directive 2000/60/EC. Among principal results, the alluvial and limestone (karst) aquifers, which are the most productive of the region, show the highest groundwater vulnerability, even with spatially variable conditions depending on local hydrogeological features.

Groundwater vulnerability of principal aquifers of the Campania region (southern Italy)

Tufano R.;Allocca V.;Coda S.;Cusano D.;Fusco F.;De Vita P.
2020

Abstract

The assessment of groundwater vulnerability is an important aspect of territorial planning aimed at the management and protection of groundwater quality. This topic is particularly relevant for the Campania region (southern Italy) due to the abundance of groundwater resources and the strong dependence on them of current economic, social and environmental settings. The region is characterized by complex geological, structural and hydrogeological frameworks which make challenging and innovative the assessment of groundwater vulnerability with SINTACS, a parametric method officially recognized by the Italian environmental agencies. In order to apply results obtained to current regional regulations, groundwater vulnerability was estimated for the 80 principal aquifers, hosting respective groundwater bodies, as recognized by the application of the Directive 2000/60/EC. Among principal results, the alluvial and limestone (karst) aquifers, which are the most productive of the region, show the highest groundwater vulnerability, even with spatially variable conditions depending on local hydrogeological features.
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