Hydrogeology of the Pearl River Delta, southern China

Lancia, Michele, Su, Huang, Tian, Yong, Xu, Jintai, Andrews, Charles, Lerner, David N. and Zheng, Chunmiao (2020) Hydrogeology of the Pearl River Delta, southern China. Journal of Maps, 16 (2). pp. 388-395. ISSN 1744-5647

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Abstract

The study describes the hydrogeological setting of the Pearl River Delta, a sub-tropical area of southern China encompassing the metropolises of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau. In the last 40 years, a booming economy and a population of about 60 million has increased water demand satisfied by a huge system of dams and reservoirs. Aquifers in the studied area are underutilized and only a few recent studies have addressed hydrogeological characterization at a local scale. Understanding groundwater dynamics of the Pearl River Delta is important for developing additional water supplies, understanding and mitigating groundwater pollution, and for implementing ‘Sponge City' concepts. Via a collection of data from literature and field surveys, the hydrogeological setting of the area is synthetized and represented through thematic maps, cross sections and a hydro-stratigraphic column. Hydrogeological conceptual models are developed that describe the groundwater dynamics in urban and rural areas within the Pearl River Delta.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptual model,groundwater management,karst,quantitative hydrogeology,urban hydrogeology,geography, planning and development,earth and planetary sciences (miscellaneous) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 May 2020 00:11
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 23:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75397
DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2020.1761903

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