HS8.2.7 | PICO

Urban aquifers are considered to play a vital role in ensuring sustainable development of cities. As they provide fresh water and renewable energy sources urban aquifers are key factors in the management of urban areas. However, growing population of cities worldwide and human activities are intensifying the pressure over urban groundwater. Actually, a wide variety of human/urban related activities may impact urban groundwater flow, quality and temperature, among others:

• The use of shallow aquifers for geothermal energy (hydrochemical impacts)
• The interaction with underground constructions (quantity and quality related impacts)
• The leakage from sewers and the discharge of wastewaters (introduction in the urban water bodies of different kinds of pollutants and micropollutants)
• The increase of urbanized areas and sealed surfaces (modification of the groundwater recharge)
• The pumping of groundwater (affection to the groundwater quantity and quality, especially in coastal aquifers).

In this context, it is essential to identify and quantify all aspects that may influence the quantity and quality of urban groundwater and investigate methods for minimizing their impacts (e.g., artificial groundwater recharge, improvement of the “natural” recharge in urban areas, reuse of pumped groundwater with dewatering purposes, redesign of geothermal systems, etc). Similarly, it is important to investigate management strategies for use of urban water resources in a sustainable manner.
This session welcomes works focused on quantity and quality aspects of urban waters and in general, all studies concerning any aspect related with urban groundwater resources.

Convener: Estanislao Pujades | Co-conveners: Guillaume Attard, Anna Jurado, Victor Vilarrasa
| Thu, 11 Apr, 10:45–12:30
PICO spot 5b

Thursday, 11 April 2019

PICO spot 5b
Chairperson: Estanislao Pujades; Guillaume Attard
10:45–10:55 |
PICO5b.1 |
Jannis Epting and Peter Huggenberger
Urban groundwater regime
10:55–10:57 |
PICO5b.2 |
Tunnel impact on groundwater levels in urban area: feedbacks on the efficiency of a hydraulic system to attenuate the barrier effect
Emmanuel Dumont, Julien Kirmaier, Rémi Soave, and Philippe Guezennec
10:57–10:59 |
PICO5b.3 |
Modelling the impact of urban land use scenarios on groundwater resources: a FREEWAT approach to the Milan area aquifers.
Mattia De Caro, Giovanni Crosta, Paolo Frattini, and Celine Pluderi
10:59–11:01 |
PICO5b.4 |
Aaron Peche, Thomas Graf, Jacob Kidmose, Heidi Christiansen Barlebo, and Insa Neuweiler
11:01–11:03 |
PICO5b.5 |
Assessing the impact of the development of an urban district on shallow groundwater using the integrated urban hydrological model URBS
emmanuel berthier, jérémie sage, emmanuel dumont, marie-laure mosini, fabrice rodriguez, and michael toriel
Thermal use of shallow urban groundwater
11:03–11:05 |
PICO5b.6 |
Makoto Nishigaki, Takuji Shibata, and Yoichi Hirata
11:05–11:07 |
PICO5b.7 |
Hannes Hemmerle, Ingo Dressel, Philipp Blum, and Peter Bayer
11:09–11:11 |
PICO5b.9 |
Fabian Böttcher and Kai Zosseder
Urban groundwater quality and monitoring
11:11–11:13 |
PICO5b.10 |
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Robin Weatherl and Mario Schirmer
11:13–11:15 |
PICO5b.11 |
Recommendations for the implementation of a groundwater monitoring network in an urban context
Bault Violaine and Boissard Geoffrey
11:15–11:17 |
PICO5b.12 |
Youcef Boudjana, Phillippe Orban, Davide Gasparella, Serge Brouyere, and Alain Dassargues
11:17–11:19 |
PICO5b.13 |
Mar Alcaraz, Jesus Carrera, Julian Cuello, Luis Guarracino, and Luis Vives
11:19–11:21 |
PICO5b.14 |
Seyed Mohammad Zendehbad, Peter Cepuder, Willibald Loiskandl, and Christine Stumpp
11:21–11:23 |
PICO5b.15 |
Conceptual uncertainties in the assessment of impacts on urban groundwater resources
Patricia Leitner and Steffen Birk