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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.

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Abstract/Summary

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
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Date made live: 28 Mar 2012 10:18
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/17508

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