Title: Identification of groundwater quality trends in a chalk aquifer threatened by intensive agriculture in Belgium. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2007 
Availability: Hydrogeology Journal 15(8) 1615-1627 doi: 10.1007/s10040-007-0204-y 
Author 1/Producer: Battle-Aguilar J. 
Other Authors/Producers: Orban P., Dassargues A., Brouyere S. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Springer scientific 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.springerlink.com/content/k08221111m81v395/?p=208c ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Modelling
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Planning overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: In order to achieve the environmental objectives for groundwater in the European Groundwater and Water Framework Directives, the identification and reversal of significant upward trends in pollutant concentrations are required. A very detailed dataset available for the Hesbaye chalk aquifer in Belgium is used to evaluate tools and propose efficient methodologies for identifying and quantifying nitrate trends in groundwater. The extrapolation of the trend analysis results indicates that measures have to be taken urgently to avoid further major degradation of groundwater quality within the next 10–70 years. 
Link to Project(s): AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 29/04/2009

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