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TitleGroundwater indicators: a proposal for regional-scale aquifers
AuthorRivera, A
SourceProceedings of the 60th Annual Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and 8th Joint Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) Groundwater Specialty Conference; 2007 p. 1-8
Year2007
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20070137
MeetingOttawaGeo2007: 60th Annual Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) and 8th Joint Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) Groundwater Specialty Conference; Ottawa; CA; October 21-24, 2007
Documentbook
Lang.English
MediaCD-ROM; digital
Subjectshydrogeology; Nature and Environment; aquifers; groundwater; groundwater resources; groundwater surveys; groundwater regimes
Illustrationshistograms; block diagrams
ProgramGroundwater Mapping Program
AbstractThe sustainability of freshwater supplies is a growing concern worldwide. Even in Canada, a country relatively rich in fresh water resources, pressures including rapid urbanization, industrial expansion, agricultural intensification, and the potential impacts of climate change stress water supply and jeopardize the health of aquatic ecosystems. Many sectors of the Canadian economy are concerned about Canada's ability to manage this vital resource in a sustainable manner. We describe and propose the concept of "relative groundwater demand" as an indicator of the availability of groundwater with respect to its natural and anthropogenic uses. Case studies are under preparation and a few are presented and discussed in regions where necessary data exists, based on the GSC groundwater regional-scale aquifer assessments.
GEOSCAN ID224023