Every continent in the world has karst landscape features, with nearly a quarter of the human population living on, or near, karst regions and using karst groundwater aquifers as drinking water sources. Rapid population growth globally is beeoming an issue, but the impaets on urban karst landscapes and their groundwater resources are understudied. Contaminants in urban karst aquifers are relatively understudied and there is also little lo no research condueted on new threats to groundwaler quality, sueh as antibiotie resislant genes (ARGs), pharmaeeuticals, and emerging pathogens (superbugs). The purpose of Ihis study is to develop a holistie, data-dnven threat and vulnerability assessment and monitoring irameworl<for urban karst groundwater systems, using the City of Bowling Green, KentucKy and the Tampa Bay Metropolijan Area in west-central Florida as a case studies, in order to better determine the possible threats, data colleetion solutions, and management approaches to ensure groundwater qual~y is maintained for ali uses. Preliminary results indicate fhat a seoring approach IVOrl<Swell lo identity appropriate sites for mcnìtonnç and that ARGs and related emerging pathogens, alon9 with high concentrations of urban pollutants, are likely ubiquitous in karst groundwater systems and appropriate monitoring solutìons are needed lo mitigale these threats.
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|Titolo:||Developing a threat and vulnerability assessment and monitoring framework for urban karst groundwater management|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.5 Abstract in rivista|