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Use of simulation models in the protection of groundwater aquifer systems. Application at the upper Anthemountas basin in Chalkidiki
Global Nest (2009)
  • Panayiotis Mitsios, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • George Tsilonis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Nicolaos Theodossiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Abstract

The importance of the development and application of groundwater simulation mathematical models in the protection of aquifer systems is nowadays recognised as an undisputable fact. In this paper a mathematical model that was developed in order to simulate the operation of the Upper Anthemountas aquifer in Chalkidiki, Greece, is presented. The case study application investigated concerned the possible malfunction of the Waste Water Treatment Plant located within the study area. According to this scenario a possible malfunction of the treatment plant could pollute the underlying aquifer. A network of observation wells located downstream of the plant could detect the pollution and predict the time needed to reach the productive wells surrounding the area. This allows the local water resources managers to formulate a priori action-plans including, the alteration of the pumping schedule in order to prevent polluted water to be abstracted from the nearby wells and at the same time protect the public health, along with necessary measures concerning the prevention of further pollution and the restoration of the groundwater aquifer system.

Keywords
  • Groundwater management,
  • mathematical modelling,
  • groundwater protection,
  • case study.
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Panayiotis Mitsios, George Tsilonis and Nicolaos Theodossiou. "Use of simulation models in the protection of groundwater aquifer systems. Application at the upper Anthemountas basin in Chalkidiki" Global Nest Vol. 11 Iss. 3 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nicolaos_theodossiou/1/