Monitoring and current research of groundwater resources and recharge in the Doñana Natural area (SE Spain)

  1. Claus Kohfahl 1
  2. Lidia Molano-Leno 1
  3. Carolina Guardiola 1
  4. Marisol Manzano 2
  5. Fernando Ruiz 1
  6. Nuria Naranjo-Fernández 1
  7. Ana Rebollo
  8. Daniel Martínez 1
  9. Antonio Martínez 1
  10. Javier Heredia 1
  11. Emilio Custodio 3
  12. K. Vanderlinden 4
  13. J. Horacio Higueras 2
  14. V. Giráldez 5
  1. 1 Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

    Instituto Geológico y Minero de España

    Madrid, España


  2. 2 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


  3. 3 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Barcelona, España


  4. 4 Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera
  5. 5 Universidad de Córdoba

    Universidad de Córdoba

    Córdoba, España


Boletín geológico y minero

ISSN: 0366-0176

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 130

Issue: 4

Pages: 661-690

Type: Article

DOI: 10.21701/BOLGEOMIN.130.4.005 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This chapter presents the monitoring and research of groundwater resources and natural recharge in the Doñana Natural Area. The subchapter “Monitoring networks for Groundwater Resources and Recent Management Issues of the Doñana” deals with the history and current state of the official monitoring networks for piezometry and hydrochemistry. In the second subchapter “Application of Models in Recent Management and Forecasting of Resources” the current research and the model based water management issues are presented. The third subchapter “Main Knowledge existing on Groundwater Natural Chemical Composition and Contaminant Processes in the Eolian Mantle Aquifer Sector of the Doñana (SW Spain)” provides an overview of hydrochemical research carried out in the eolian part of the aquifer. Subchapter 4 “Active Monitoring Network for Recharge Measurements in the Doñana National Park” presents the current monitoring network for groundwater recharge.

Funding information

We are very grateful to André Peters for providing the AWAT filter. The studies of subchapter 3 were financed by the Interministerial Comission for Science and Technology (projects AMB–92.636; AMB–95.0372; HID.99–205; REN 01.1293), the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (project CGL2009-12910-CO3-03), the Spanish Ministry of the Environment (Doñana 2005), the European Commission (project EVK1–1999.0032P/2002.00527) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (CRP-Isotopic Techniques for Assessment of Hydrological Processes in Wetlands, 2007–2011). The studies presented in subchapter 4 were co-financed by European Research Funds (SE Scientific Infrastructures and Techniques and Equipment 2013, IGME13-1E-2113) and by the Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation (MICINN, CGL2016-77473-C3-1-R, CLIGRO Project). The staff involved in the activities of subchapter 4 were also funded by the National Plan of Scientific and Technical Research 2013-2016 (PTA2014-09579-I) and the National System of Youth Guarantee (MINECO activity with reference PEJ-2014-85121) co-financed under the Youth Employment Operational Program, with financial resources from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) and the European Social Fund (ESF).