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Title: Guide to groundwater vulnerability mapping in England and Wales
Author: R.C. Palmer
Author: I.P. Holman
Author: N.S. Robins
Author: M.A. Lewis
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This guide is designed to be used with the series of 1:100 000 scale maps which form part of the National Rivers Authority (NRA) Policy and Practice for the Protection of Groundwater (abbreviated in this document to Groundwater Protection Policy - GPP), published in 1992. The maps depict groundwater vulnerability, a concept based on interpretations of geology and soil, and the series is being progressively published over a 4 and a half year period with full coverage of England and Wales expected by 1998. The programme is being carried out by the Soil Survey and Land Research Centre (SSLRC) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) to take advantage of the existing soil and geological databases of the two organizations. The aims of this guide are to: give the background to the groundwater vulnerability mapping programme; describe the groundwater, geology, soils and contaminant transport principles used in the classifications forming the basis of the maps; describe the methodology and data sources used in the production of the maps; provide an overview of how to use the maps through example interpretations; discuss some limitations of groundwater vulnerability mapping in general and at 1:100 000 scale in particular.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: GroundwaterWater qualityWater supplyPollution preventionMaps
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 37; + appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3168
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