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Customization of the OSSEM Model for Application to Annual Data from the Talar Aquifer, Northern Iran

Akbari, Abolghasem and Sedaei, Nazila and Sedaei, Leila and Cox, Jonathan Peter (2015) Customization of the OSSEM Model for Application to Annual Data from the Talar Aquifer, Northern Iran. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 15 (3). pp. 656-666. ISSN 1606-9749

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There are several principal driving forces behind the damaging coastal water resources depletion in many countries, including; high population growth, degrading water resources due to overexploitation and contamination, lack awareness among local beneficiaries regarding sustainable management, and deficient government support and enforcement of conservation programs. To ensure a water resource system is productive in coastal areas, holistic and comprehensive management approaches are required. To address the aforementioned issues, a combined methodology which considers anthropogenic activities, together with environmental problems denominated Overall Susceptibility Socio-Ecological System Environmental Management (OSSEM) has been investigated. The OSSEM model has been applied successfully in Spain based upon daily time series data. This research is ground breaking in that it integrates the OSSEM model in a geographic information system environment to assess the groundwater contamination based on annual time series data and the assessment of system management by means of an overall susceptibility index (OSI). Centered on OSI indicators, the renewal, salinization and water deficit potentials in the Talar aquifer were estimated to be 4.89%, 4.61%, and 3.99%, respectively. This data demonstrates a high susceptibility in terms of environmental pollution, salinization, and water deficit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GIS; OSSEM; Overall susceptibility index; Talar aquifer
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2015 08:17
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 07:45
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