Sensitivity Analysis for the Epik Method of Vulnerability Assessment in a Small Karstic Aquifer, Southern Belgium
Download Full Text
Applying the EPIK parametric method, a vulnerability assessment has been made for a small karstic groundwater system in southern Belgium. The aquifer is a karstified limestone of Devonian age. A map of intrinsic vulnerability of the aquifer and of the local water-supply system shows three vulnerability areas. A parameter-balance study and a sensitivity analysis were performed to evaluate the influence of single parameters on aquifer-vulnerability assessment using the EPIK method. This approach provides a methodology for the evaluation of vulnerability mapping and for more reliable interpretation of vulnerability indices for karst groundwater resources.
vulnerability, karst, groundwater protection, sensitivity analysis, Belgium
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Gogu, Radu Constantin and Dassargues, Alain, "Sensitivity Analysis for the Epik Method of Vulnerability Assessment in a Small Karstic Aquifer, Southern Belgium" (2002). KIP Articles. 6084.