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Análise: Aquíferos carbonatados e perspetivas futuras da hidrogeologia cársica na Índia

Abstract : About 3 % of India's total land surface is occupied by carbonate rocks which are mostly karstified and constitute a significant source of groundwater. The groundwater drawn from these aquifers matches the water demand of -35 million people living in 106 districts of the country and also the water needs of livestock, irrigation and industry. The studies on karst in India carried out so far have mostly addressed geology, hydrology and groundwater contamination. A literature survey suggests that there is a need for detailed research, applying new approaches and techniques for proper carbonate aquifer identification, characterization and management. Such specific approaches will improve modeling, exploitation and protection of karst groundwater. An overview of the research carried out on groundwater resources of karst formations in India is presented, which also throws light on the protection of karst aquifers from existing anthropogenic activities such as mining and groundwater over-exploitation.
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Farooq Ahmad Dar, Jerome Perrin, Shakeel Ahmed, Allu China Narayana. Análise: Aquíferos carbonatados e perspetivas futuras da hidrogeologia cársica na Índia. Hydrogeology Journal, Springer Verlag, 2014, 22 (7), pp.1493-1506. ⟨10.1007/s10040-014-1151-z⟩. ⟨hal-01176568⟩



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