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Abstract

A fast growing economy and a more demanding population in Europe is leading to increasing socio-economic pressures and, large-scale landuse and landscape changes are taking place. AN increasing pressure is put on water resources and conflicts are arising for water distribution among different stakeholders, and degradation of water quality is exacerbating the problem. To this purpose a modelling procedure was applied to evaluate and predict the surface water quality and quantity as affected by anthropogenic activities in the Burano-Po di Volano watershed (Italy). The model was named ISSm (Integrated Surface and Subsurface model)is composed by the hydrological model (Swat) the groundwater models (ModFlow and Mt3dms) and the in-stream water quality model (Qual2e).

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Authors: GALBIATI L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);BOURAOUI F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);BIDOGLIO G, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);ELORZA F J, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21558/EN/1 EN (2005), 67pp. Free of charge
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