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Vulnerability of Groundwater Resources Selected for Emergency Water Supply

Authors: Alena Bumbova, Frantisek Bozek, Eduard Bakos


Paper is dealing with vulnerability concerning elements of hydrological structures and elements of technological equipments which are acceptable for groundwater resources. The vulnerability assessment stems from the application of the register of hazards and a potential threat to individual water source elements within each type of hazard. The proposed procedure is pattern for assessing the risks of disturbance, damage, or destruction of water source by the identified natural or technological hazards and consequently for classification of these risks in relation to emergency water supply. Using of this procedure was verified on selected groundwater resource in particular region, which seems to be as potentially useful for crisis planning system.

Keywords: Vulnerability, Hazard, Sensitivity, index, elements, Hydrogeological Structure, Water Source

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