Development and comparison of two interaction indices between extractive activity and groundwater resources

SMART EduBlog- Johan Barthelemy – Traffic Micro-simulation- Image 1By Dr Johan Barthelemy

Groundwater and rock are intensively exploited in the world. Given the population density and environmental pressures, quarry lateral extension may be limited. Hence the only solution for the rock operators is to excavate deeper as long as the deposit structure makes it possible. Consequently the water table of the geological formation exploited might be reached when the quarry is deepened. A dewatering system is therefore installed so the quarry activities can continue, possibly impacting the nearby water catchments. Continue reading