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Main concepts of the "European approach" to karst-groundwater-vulnerability assessment and mapping

Daly, D. ; Dassargues A. ; Drew, D. ; Dunne, S. ; Goldscheider, Nicola ; Neale, S. ; Popescu, I. ; Zwahlen, François

In: Hydrogeology Journal, 2002, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 340-345

In order to achieve some consistency in the establishment of groundwater intrinsic vulnerability maps in Europe, a new approach is proposed by Working Group 1 of the European COST Action 620 on "Vulnerability mapping for the protection of carbonate (karst) aquifers". A general procedure is offered which provides consistency while allowing the required flexibility for application to a continent...