Characterization of a regional groundwater discharge area by combined analysis of hydrochemistry, remote sensing and groundwater modelling

O. Batelaan, F. Hilaire De Smedt, P. De Becker, W. Huybrechts

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Abstract

A multi-layer regional groundwater flow model for simulation of quantitative groundwater discharge has been developed and applied to the wetland nature reserve Walenbos, (Belgium). The model predicts groundwater seepage, infiltration zones, fluxes, and travel times. The different vegetation types and chemical characteristics of the seepage water in the nature reserve compared very well the different local and regional groundwater systems predicted by the model and served as validation for the model. In addition, Landsat TM remote sensing analyses were used to validate the distribution of recharge and discharge areas. All analyses were integrated in a GIS resulting in an efficient multi-disciplinary method for a more fundamental understanding of groundwater wetland flow systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater down under, '94.
Subtitle of host publicationpreprints of papers, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, 21-25 November 1994
PublisherInstitution of Engineers, Australia
Pages93-98
Number of pages6
Volume1
Edition94 /10
ISBN (Print)085825607X
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Water Down Under 1994 Conference. Part 3 (of 3) - Adelaide, Aust
Duration: 21 Nov 199425 Nov 1994

Publication series

NameNational Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia
Number10
Volume94
ISSN (Print)0313-6922

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Water Down Under 1994 Conference. Part 3 (of 3)
CityAdelaide, Aust
Period21/11/9425/11/94

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