American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Groundwater Resources Pollution Risk: Application of the Holman Method

M. De Maio, C. Favaron and G. Nocerino

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2009.727.739

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 6

Pages 727-739


Problem statement: The aim of this study is to make an attempt to assess, through the application of the Holman Method, the effects that a careless management of human induced activities could have on aquifers and in particular on tapping wells used for human supply. Approach: The study had been applied to two different territories, as far as both the geomorphological and human induced aspects are concerned: the city of Aosta, the capital city of the Autonomous Aosta Valley region and three municipalities located in the centre of the Veneto region. Results: Thanks to the first results that had been obtained from the application of this method and other ones, it is hoped that a strategic territorial management approach will be adopted in the future so that the Groundwater Resources (GWR) can coexist with the economic and urban developments. Conclusion: All the analysis had been implemented utilizing a Geographical Information System (GIS).


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