Université de Neuchâtel

Groundwater protection in fractured media: a vulnerability-based approach for delineating protection zones in Switzerland = Protection des eaux souterraines en milieu fissuré: Approche basée sur le concept de vulnérabilité pour la délimitation des zones de protection en Suisse

Pochon, Alain ; Tripet, Jean-Pierre ; Kozel, Ronald ; Meylan, Benjamin ; Sinreich, Michael ; Zwahlen, François

In: Hydrogeology Journal, 2008, vol. 16, no. 7, p. 1267-1281

A vulnerability-based approach for delineating groundwater protection zones around springs in fractured media has been developed to implement Swiss water-protection regulations. It takes into consideration the diversity of hydrogeological conditions observed in fractured aquifers and provides individual solutions for each type of setting. A decision process allows for selecting one of three...