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Water resources management of a karstic aquifer by an infiltration gallery

Vlachaki Eleni

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Year 2021
Type of Item Master Thesis
Bibliographic Citation Eleni Vlachaki, "Water resources management of a karstic aquifer by an infiltration gallery ", Master Thesis, School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2021
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Water resources management is particularly important where available water resources are insufficient. In Greece, the main source of coverage for the population's freshwater needs is groundwater.The karstic system of Almyros' spring, in Municipality of Heraklion, has been the subject of research since 1964, because of the salinization problem that makes the water not suitable for domestic use. Many researchers have tried to understand the mechanism of salinization of the spring.Various thesis have been formulated over recent years for the enhancement of water quality at the Almyros' spring. Predominant theories are either to increase hydraulic head οf fresh water close to the site of discharge, or to extract freshwater from the karstic aquifer before salinization by pumping wells or by infiltration gallery. In this dissertation an infiltration gallery site is being considered near to Krousonas village, on the eastern slopes of Psiloritis Mountain. Initially, the hydrogeological conditions in this area are examined. Following, an attempt was made to predict the flow conditions of groundwater in the area.

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