KARMA survey on karst aquifers


The EU-funded KARMA project is conducting an online survey on the status and vulnerability of karst aquifers in the Mediterranean region and the importance of tools to improve the management of these important water resources.

The KARMA project is a cooperation of (karst)-groundwater scientists from seven countries under the umbrella of the PRIMA initiative. The objective of KARMA is to achieve substantial progress in the hydrogeological understanding and sustainable management of karst groundwater resources in the Mediterranean region in terms of water availability and quality at different scales. In the framework of the project, the KARMA survey is carried out in order to obtain a comprehensive picture of how the regional experts assess the importance of the tools for improved karst groundwater management developed in the KARMA project:

  • Modelling tools
  • Vulnerability maps
  • Early warning systems (EWS) for groundwater contamination
  • Mediterranean Karst Aquifer Map and database (MEDKAM)

The survey is available in English and Spanish.

More information about the KARMA project: http://karma-project.org/