Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 41/2016

Hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical modelling in the freatic aquifer of the Cixerri plain (Sardinia, Italy)

Patrizia Fenza (a), Stefania Da Pelo (a), Cristina Buttau (a-b), Fabrizio Podda (a), Claudio Orrù (a) & Giorgio Ghiglieri (a-b)
(a) Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Via Trentino 51 ? 09127 Cagliari, Italy (b) Desertification Research Center ? NRD, University of Sassari, Viale Italia 39 ? 07100 Sassari, Italy

Volume: 41/2016
Pages: 54-57


A hydrogeological modelling, supported by geological and hydrogeochemical data was performed. The proposed methodology was applied to the strategic aquifer of the Cixerri area (SW Sardinia, Italy). The knowledge-base system will provide a suitable and effective tool for understanding and monitoring pollutants transfer dynamics into groundwater to better manage water resources and mitigate desertification processes. In particular, this study aims to evaluate the potential risk of nitrate pollution in aquifers from agricultural practices by combining intrinsic aquifer vulnerability to contamination.


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