Hydrogeology of the Pearl River Delta, southern China

Michele Lancia, Huang Su, Yong Tian, Jintai Xu, Charles Andrews, David N. Lerner, Chunmiao Zheng
2020 Figshare  
The study describes the hydrogeological setting of the Pearl River Delta, a sub-tropical area of southern China encompassing the metropolises of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau. In the last 40 years, a booming economy and a population of about 60 million has increased water demand satisfied by a huge system of dams and reservoirs. Aquifers in the studied area are underutilized and only a few recent studies have addressed hydrogeological characterization at a local scale. Understanding
more » ... ale. Understanding groundwater dynamics of the Pearl River Delta is important for developing additional water supplies, understanding and mitigating groundwater pollution, and for implementing 'Sponge City' concepts. Via a collection of data from literature and field surveys, the hydrogeological setting of the area is synthetized and represented through thematic maps, cross sections and a hydro-stratigraphic column. Hydrogeological conceptual models are developed that describe the groundwater dynamics in urban and rural areas within the Pearl River Delta.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12296309.v1 fatcat:q7nkpw234nax3iirxywvlgslui