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Groundwater Vulnerability Map for South Africa

Groundwater Vulnerability Map for South Africa - Vector data (polygon shapefile) and supplementary explanatory methodology article.

Vulnerability of groundwater is a relative, non-measurable and dimensionless property which is based on the concept that some land areas are more vulnerable to groundwater contamination than others. Maps showing groundwater vulnerability assist with the identification of areas more susceptible to contamination than others. They are useful in planning, policy formulation and decision-making for groundwater management and protection. Overlaying these maps with maps showing the location of contamination sources and land use enables the creation of risk maps.

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Dataset language English
Publisher Department of Water Affairs
Publication date 2022-09-11
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Keywords Groundwater vulnerability, DRASTIC, water quality, susceptible to contamination
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Topic category Water quality
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