Impacts of heavy groundwater pumping on hydrogeological conditions in Libya: Past and present development and future prognosis on a regional scale

Czasopismo : Acta Geologica Polonica
Tytuł artykułu : Impacts of heavy groundwater pumping on hydrogeological conditions in Libya: Past and present development and future prognosis on a regional scale

Autorzy :
Klapper, G.
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., g-klapper@northwestern.edu,
Vodrážková, S.
GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Fachgruppe Paläoumwelt, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Loewenichstr. 28, Erlangen, Germany and Czech Geological Survey, P.O.B. 85, 118 21 Prague 1, Czech Republic. , stana.vodrazkova@seznam.cz,
Kędzior, A.
Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw, Zwirki i Wigury 93, PL-02-089 Warsaw, Poland.Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences, Krakow Research Centre, Senacka 1 str; PL-31-002, Krakow, Poland, ndkedzio@cyf-kr.edu.pl,
Popa, M. E.
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, Laboratory of Palaeontology, 1, N. Balcescu Ave., R-010041, Bucharest, Romania, mihai@mepopa.com,
Lakova, I.
Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, lakova@geology.bas.bg,
Petrova, S.
Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, silviya_p@geology.bas.bg,
Bąk, K.
Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Podchor¹¿ych St. 2, PL-30-084 Krakow, Poland, sgbak@cyf-kr.edu.pl,
Bąk, M.
Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30 Mickiewicza Av., PL-30-059 Krakow, Poland. , martabak@agh.edu.pl,
Hayakawa, T.
Department of Earth Sciences, Resources and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Nishi-waseda 1-6-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan, Present address: TS Network Co., Ltd., Asakusabashi 4-17-7, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0053, Japan, hanamizuki@y.asagi.waseda.jp,
Hirano, H.
Department of Earth Sciences, School of Education, Waseda University, Nishi-waseda 1-6-1, Shinjukuku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan, hhirano@waseda.jp,
Marciniszyn, T.
Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, PL-50-370 Wroclaw, Poland, tomasz.marciniszyn@pwr.wroc.pl,
Sieradzki, A.
Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, PL-50-370 Wroclaw, Poland, adam.sieradzki@pwr.wroc.pl,
Kokowska-Pawłowska, M.
Institute of Applied Geology, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 2 Street, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, magalena.kokowska-pawlowska@polsl.pl,
Nowak, J.
Institute of Applied Geology, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 2 Street, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, jacek.nowak@polsl.pl,
Elgzeli, Y. M.
Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic,
Ondovčin, T.
Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic,
Hrkal, Z.
Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic,
Krásný, J.
Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic,
Mls, J.
Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic, mls@natur.cuni.cz,
Abstrakty : Libya, like many other regions with arid climates, suffers from inadequate water resources to cover all the needs of this rapidly developing country. Increasing amounts of water are needed to supply the population, as well as for agricultural irrigation and industrial use. As groundwater is the main water source in the country, it represents a natural resource of the highest economic and social importance. Conceptual and numerical models were implemented on a regional scale to show how the natural situation has changed following heavy groundwater abstraction during the last decades in the northwestern part of the country. The results of the numerical model indicated that the current zones of depression of the piezometric surface could have been caused by smaller withdrawn amounts than previously estimated. The differences in the assessed withdrawn groundwater volumes seem to be quite high and might have a considerable influence on the future possibilities of groundwater use in the study region.

Słowa kluczowe : Libia, kraje o suchym klimacie, wody podziemne, naturalny przepływ, Libya, arid countries, groundwater, natural flow, abstractions,
Wydawnictwo : Faculty of Geology of the University of Warsaw
Rocznik : 2013
Numer : Vol. 63, no. 2
Strony : 283 – 296
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DOI :
Cytuj : Klapper, G. ,Vodrážková, S. ,Kędzior, A. ,Popa, M. E. ,Lakova, I. ,Petrova, S. ,Bąk, K. ,Bąk, M. ,Hayakawa, T. ,Hirano, H. ,Marciniszyn, T. ,Sieradzki, A. ,Kokowska-Pawłowska, M. ,Nowak, J. ,Elgzeli, Y. M. ,Ondovčin, T. ,Hrkal, Z. ,Krásný, J. ,Mls, J. , Impacts of heavy groundwater pumping on hydrogeological conditions in Libya: Past and present development and future prognosis on a regional scale. Acta Geologica Polonica Vol. 63, no. 2/2013
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