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Urban hydrogeology - Impact of infrastructure objects on groundwater

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
1.06.07  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology  Natural resources (mineral and energy raw materials, water) 

Code Science Field
P005  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geology, physical geography 
P470  Natural sciences and mathematics  Hydrogeology, geographical and geological engineering 
hydrogeology, groundwater, groundwater vulnerability, vadoze zone, phreatic zone, water resources, environment protection,
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  05064  MSc Milan Bidovec  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  136 
2.  14134  PhD Mihael Brenčič  Natural sciences and mathematics  Head  2002 - 2004  1,643 
3.  05067  MSc Tomaž Budkovič  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  184 
4.  19280  PhD Mitja Janža  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  422 
5.  01259  PhD Nina Mali  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  429 
6.  20828  Rada Peternel Rikanovič  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  92 
7.  13034  PhD Branka Trček  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  221 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0215  Geological Survey of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051410000  10,729 
The proposed project intends to assess the impact of urban environment on the quality and quantity of ground water resources, which are almost the sole source of drinking water in Slovenia. Aquifers from which drinking water is extracted present the natural geological environment with its numerous interrelated and often interacting processes. Each of these processes has its own impact on the quality and quantity of a water resource, demanding a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and solving of these problems. The proposed project is divided into two closely linked thematic units.The first unit will be devoted to the analysis of processes influencing the transport of pollutants through the ground into the unsaturated aquifer zone towards the saturated zone. In the unsaturated zone, the vertical component of pollutant transport prevails, and the majority of physical and chemical processes in this zone take place in the area of contact between mineral grains and water. These processes will be dealt with by measuring the chemical and physical processes in a field laboratory comprising the entire ground profile down to the groundwater table. The recharging of ground water through the unsaturated zone will be examined also on a regional scale. For this purpose, the complex regional aquifer of Ljubljansko barje has been chosen, being an important drinking water resource for Ljubljana. Stable isotope analyses (nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen and carbon isotopes) will be used to assess the interaction of unsaturated and saturated zone on the dynamic and static stores of groundwater resources. The second thematic complex will include a comprehensive analysis of the impact of infrastructure on the ground water resource. Road infrastructure was selected for this purpose. The project intends to give a comparative analysis of the impact of pollutants from this area on the processes in the unsaturated and saturated aquifer zone and on the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of ground water resources from the point of view of healthy and pure drinking water.
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