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Low Llobregat aquifers: intensive development, salinization, contamination, and management

Author
Custodio, E.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
The Llobregat: the story of a polluted Mediterranean river
First page
27
Last page
50
Date of publication
2012
ISBN
978–3–642–30938–0 Open in new window
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/698_2011_138 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/17770 Open in new window
URL
http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783642309380 Open in new window
Abstract
The Llobregat belongs to the most thoroughly studied rivers in Europe and is a paradigm of the confluence of human and natural disturbances in a single basin. Because of its location in a very densely populated region and its Mediterranean character, the Llobregat supports a mixture of irregular flow, water abstraction, excess nutrients, mining debris, and a wide array of pollutants. The aquatic organisms strive to survive in a dramatically changing river that passes through a succession of dams...
Citation
Custodio, E. Low Llobregat aquifers: intensive development, salinization, contamination, and management. A: "The Llobregat: the story of a polluted Mediterranean river". 2012, p. 27-50.
Keywords
Barcelona, Groundwater, Low Llobregat aquifer system, Quantity and quality management
Group of research
GHS - Hydrogeology Group

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