Impacts of nitrate on the water resources of Malta
Stuart, Marianne. 2012 Impacts of nitrate on the water resources of Malta. [Poster] In: RCUK Water Research Showcase, London, UK, 6 March 2012. British Geological Survey.Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
High density of population (1250 persons/km2) and livestock (300 head/km2). • Heavy dependence on groundwater for public supply and agriculture. • Complex landuse with multiple cropping and small landholdings. • Semi-arid Mediterranean climate with low and variable infiltration (<200 mm/year). • Two aquifers, ‘perched’ and ‘mean sea level’ (MSL) separated by impermeable clay. • Water level in MSL aquifer depressed to 5 m above sea level by abstraction.
|Item Type:||Publication - Conference Item (Poster)|
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes 2010 > Groundwater Science|
|Additional Keywords:||GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Groundwater protection, Diffuse pollution|
|Date made live:||28 Mar 2012 10:18|
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