Aquifer Vulnerability Assessment Methods: The Non-Independence of Parameters Problem
Daniela Ducci
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This paper investigates the relationship between the two parameters, aquifer media and hydraulic conductiv-ity, and assesses their reliability for aquifer vulnerability assessment. To evaluate the possible non-inde-pendence of the parameters in question, sensitivity analysis procedure was used in a GIS environment. The procedure was tested in three areas where aquifer vulnerability was assessed, corresponding to three different hydrogeological settings. The applications demonstrate that non-independence is confirmed and is more evident in alluvial and volcano-pyroclastic aquifers.

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D. Ducci, "Aquifer Vulnerability Assessment Methods: The Non-Independence of Parameters Problem," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2010, pp. 298-308. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2010.24034.

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