International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part J (2017)
Recent trends in groundwater vulnerability assessment techniques: A review
Deeksha Katyal, Tapasya Tomer and Varun Joshi
The concept of groundwater vulnerability to contamination is based on the assumption that the physical environment may provide some degree of protection to groundwater against natural and human impacts with respect to contaminants in the groundwater. It can be used as regional screening tool for groundwater quality risk assessment and managing groundwater sources, Groundwater vulnerability basically is the tendency or likelihood for the contaminants to reach a specific location in the groundwater system after release at some location above the uppermost aquifer. Various groundwater vulnerability assessment methods have been developed based on different approaches. These methods can be applied to a variety of hydrogeological settings, whether or not they contain specifically identified aquifers. Through this paper an attempt has been made to review some important groundwater vulnerability assessment techniques with main focus on overlay/index method and to present updated information by using comparative and evaluative analysis along with some recommendations.
How to cite this article:
Deeksha Katyal, Tapasya Tomer, Varun Joshi. Recent trends in groundwater vulnerability assessment techniques: A review. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(5):646-655.