LOWRGREP Landscape-use Optimisation With Regards of the Groundwater Resources Protection in the mountain hardrock areas
| Country: EU Projects
| Start Date:
Project Type: RTD
| Contract Number: EVK1-CT-1999-00040
| Organisation Type:
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
| Project objectives:
The objective of the Project is to assess the degree of interference of anthropogenic activities (agricultural, industrial) with the hydrosphere in mountain
Regions. Detailed information about quantitative and qualitative changes on the local scale will be obtained from a system of experimental catchments. Detailed
studies will be focused on the following subjects in particular:
1. characteristics and definition of hydrochemical balances in small catchments and detailed studies of various factors controlling or influencing
changes in quality of groundwater (for example precise nature of the soils and rocks) ?
2. assessment of landscape-use influence on run-off, for example: what increase is given to run-off due to the construction of lanes?
The objective of the project is to assess the degree of interference of anthropogenic activities with the hydrosphere in mountain regions. Each of the test
regions represents a certain model area characteristic of different degree of protection. The investigation will be carried out simultaneously on two scales:
detailed and regional. The studies will be focused on the definition of the changes of water quality and on the simulation of various alternatives leading to
optimum landscape-use from the viewpoint of water management. Project's own information system will be used which should fulfill the following main objective:
Present all theobtained knowledge and analyze all the data in user-friendly form and make it available for potential users, decision-makers in particular.
| Achieved Objectives:
The objective of the Project was to assess the degree of interference of anthropogenic activities (agricultural, industrial) with the hydrosphere in mountain
regions.During the project six experimental catchments were studied in detail. These are the Krusne Hory- (CZ), the Sumava-, the Rötz-Schönthal-, the Guadarrama-,
the Cordillera Iberica- and the Mont Lozere catchments.
| Product Descriptions:
Detailed qualitative and quantitative analyses of various factors of anthropogenic activities affecting the hydrosphere were performed. The investigations
were carried out simultaneously on two scales: detailed and regional.
The following products are available:
- Modelling Tool (Hydrodesusma.exe) (Hydrogelogical Decision Support System) and User Guide (Pilot Level)
-Report: “Landscape-use Optimization With Regards of the Groundwater Resources Protection in mountain hardrocks areas”
-Report on the assessment of groundwater exploitable resources in mountainous hardrock areas and simulation of the different scenarios of the groundwater
-Report on the analysis of hydrochemical changes in hardrock regions
-Report “Review of the environmental and socio-economic conditions in the test regions”
-Report on the specification of a generic model for simulation
-Report on the analysis of factors influencing groundwater resources
-Report on a GIS application using the modelling tool hydrodesusma for a catchment
-Report on compilation analysis of the factors influencing groundwater resources
-Report on the formulation of a new land- use strategy
| Additional Information:
| Project Resources:
Landscape-use optimisation with regards to the groundwater resources protection in mountain hardrock areas (LOWRGREP)
Review of the environmental and socio-economic conditions in the test regions
Report: Specification of a generic model for simulation
Release 1.0 - Modelling/Simulation Tool
Risk analysis of the factors influencing the groundwater quality in Krusne Mts.
| Funding Programme(s):
EC Framework Programme 5
| Link to Organisations:
Prof Paul Bardos
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Professor Paul Bardos
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