Geoecological Issue of Coastal Krast Aquifers of Croatian Adriatic Coast

Zastavniković, Ivana (2014) Geoecological Issue of Coastal Krast Aquifers of Croatian Adriatic Coast. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

The salinisation issue of Croatian coastal karst aquifers has been the interest of researchers for more than half a century. At the end of the 20th century due to the urbanisation and the growth of tourism, which have caused a higher demand of potable water, the issue has increased significantly. The only solution is over-exploitation of springs. The paper explains the dynamics of mixing salt and fresh water in karstic underground, i.e. coastal and submarine springs, and through selected examples shows given possibilities to explore rehabilitation interventions. The occurrence and development of coastal resources and fresh water springs are mostly the result of sea level fluctuations caused by the climate change during the evolution from late pleistocene to holocene geologic timescale.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: salt and fresh water relationship, overpumping, coastal karst aquifers, submarine springs
Supervisor: Buzjak, Nenad
Date: 2014
Number of Pages: 48
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Inja Cahun
Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 08:46
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 11:21
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1496

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