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ISSN (online): 2076-3298
Journal Sheet: Environments
Year of the Pubblication: 2021
31
Mar
2021
Paper Submission Deadline

Add to Calendar 03/31/2021 08:00 Europe/Rome Groundwater Quality and Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment

Groundwater resources are under intense anthropogenic pressures and constant threat of pollution. Human activities, such as agriculture, urbanization and industry, have caused irreversible degradation of groundwater quality; therefore, prevention is the most appropriate strategy in the fight against groundwater pollution. Vulnerability and pollution risk maps of groundwater constitute important tools for groundwater management and protection. Groundwater vulnerability is divided into specific vulnerability and intrinsic vulnerability. Intrinsic vulnerability of an aquifer can be defined as the ease with which a contaminant introduced onto the ground surface can reach and diffuse in groundwater. Specific vulnerability is used to define the vulnerability of groundwater to particular contaminants or a group of contaminants by taking into account the contaminants’ physicochemical properties and their relationships. Groundwater pollution risk can be defined as the process of estimating the possibility that a particular event may occur under a given set of circumstances and the assessment is achieved by overlaying hazard and vulnerability. This Special Issue will focus on exploring application of groundwater vulnerability and pollution risk assessment in porous, karst and fissured rock aquifers located in coastal and inland zones. We invite the interested hydrogeologists and other researchers from the related fields to contribute high-quality original research as well as review articles in the stated issue.
Keywords: Intrinsic and Specific Vulnerability; Pollution risk; Coastal Aquifers; Karst and Fissured rock aquifers; GIS environment; Water quality indices; Statistical analysis; Simulation models.

Switzerland
CALL FOR PAPERS
Code: CFP-E100-SI7_2021
Posting date: 19/10/2020

Groundwater Quality and Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment


Aims and Scope

Groundwater resources are under intense anthropogenic pressures and constant threat of pollution. Human activities, such as agriculture, urbanization and industry, have caused irreversible degradation of groundwater quality; therefore, prevention is the most appropriate strategy in the fight against groundwater pollution. Vulnerability and pollution risk maps of groundwater constitute important tools for groundwater management and protection. Groundwater vulnerability is divided into specific vulnerability and intrinsic vulnerability. Intrinsic vulnerability of an aquifer can be defined as the ease with which a contaminant introduced onto the ground surface can reach and diffuse in groundwater. Specific vulnerability is used to define the vulnerability of groundwater to particular contaminants or a group of contaminants by taking into account the contaminants’ physicochemical properties and their relationships. Groundwater pollution risk can be defined as the process of estimating the possibility that a particular event may occur under a given set of circumstances and the assessment is achieved by overlaying hazard and vulnerability. This Special Issue will focus on exploring application of groundwater vulnerability and pollution risk assessment in porous, karst and fissured rock aquifers located in coastal and inland zones. We invite the interested hydrogeologists and other researchers from the related fields to contribute high-quality original research as well as review articles in the stated issue.
Keywords: Intrinsic and Specific Vulnerability; Pollution risk; Coastal Aquifers; Karst and Fissured rock aquifers; GIS environment; Water quality indices; Statistical analysis; Simulation models.

Languages
English
Country
Switzerland
Topics
Big Data, Chemical & Material Sciences, Civil Engineering, Complex Systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Data Analysis Processes, Data Management, Data Sensing and Analysis, Decision Support Systems, Digital Technologies, Dynamic Models, Ecology, Ecosystems, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Technologies, Future Developments, Geographical Information System (GIS), Health & Wellbeing, Hydraulic Engineering, ICT, Industry 4.0, Innovative Technologies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Internet of Things (IoT), Methodology, Modeling, Monitoring, Nature-based Solutions, Performance Evaluation, Process Management, Process Modeling and Simulation, Renewable Resources, Risk Management, SDGs 2030, Simulation Tools, Smart Tools, Sustainable Development, Water, Water Pollution
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The Journal adopts double-blind peer review process
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AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library), AGRIS Agricultural Sciences and Technology (FAO), DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index – Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), Genamics JournalSeek, GeoRef (American Geosciences Institute),Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (NSD), Scopus (Elsevier) Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), CLOCKSS (Digital Archive), e-Helvetica (Swiss National Library Digital Archive), Academic OneFile (Gale/Cengage Learning), Google Scholar J-Gate (Informatics India), ProQuest Central (ProQuest), Science In Context (Gale/Cengage Learning), WorldCat (OCLC).

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Guest Editors
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Voudouris
Dr. Kazakis Nerantzis