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Groundwater Resources Pollution Risk: Application of the Holman Method

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


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).

American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume 5 No. 6, 2009, 727-739


Submitted On: 1 December 2009 Published On: 31 December 2009

How to Cite: Maio, M. D., Favaron, C. & Nocerino, G. (2009). Groundwater Resources Pollution Risk: Application of the Holman Method. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 5(6), 727-739.

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  • Holman method
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