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Groundwater vulnerability

Groundwater vulnerability

Groundwater vulnerability

Groundwater has to be protected from deterioration in quality and quantity. Several methods for mid scales are established for the assessment of groundwater vulnerability that depend on data that are not available for many reasons. The application of the concepts and investigation of completely new questions was a topic in our working group in the past 10 years. New methods were developed which will be extended, calibrated, and applied worldwide.


Oussouss, A., & Gossel, W. & Fakir, Y. (2014). Study concerning the vulnerability of the groundwater of  Haouz plain using the German method of Hölting et al. (1995). In: Le Comité Marocain de l’Association Internationale des Hydrogéologues/IAH: Groundwater: Challenges & Strategies (41st International Conference IAH 2014), 148.

Raju, N. J., & Ram, P., & Gossel, W. (2014). Evaluation of groundwater vulnerability in the lower Varuna catchment area, Uttar Pradesh, India using AVI concept. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 83/3: 273-278.

Laehne, R., & Altenstein, D., & Gossel, W. (2013). Comparison of methods for depth to groundwater calculation in hard rock areas. In : Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Guardiola-Albert, C., & Heredia, J., & Moreno-Merino, L. & Duran, J.J., & Vargas-Guzman, A. (Ed.): Mathematics of planet earth, Proceedings of the 15th annual conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences: 329-332, Springer.

Laehne, R. & Gossel, W. & Wycisk, P. (2011). Hydro-FaBer: A new Tool for Depth to Groundwater Calculation. Extended abstract IAMG Conference 2011 in Salzburg, 6 pp.

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