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Adaptation of water supply to changing climate and land-use activities, case of Ljubljana water supply, Slovenia
ID Čenčur Curk, Barbara (Author), ID Bračič-Železnik, Branka (Author), ID Bogardi, Istvan (Author)

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Abstract
A risk management methodology is presented for the adaptation of water supply to changing climate and land-use activities, considering socio-economic aspects. Several management options were selected for the case of the public water supply of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The major management actions for improving drinking water safety are (1) land-use limitations within the drinking water protection areas and (2) drinking water treatment. Trends in groundwater level are decreasing, above all in the area of well fields; therefore, artificial recharge and setting up a new independent well field were also considered. The management actions were evaluated according to several criteria, such as water supply risk reduction for the various users (drinking, agricultural, and industrial) and realization of the actions (cost, flexibility, and leg time). For management options, the ranking “Fuzzy Decimaker” tool was applied, which is based on a Multiple Criterion Decision Making (MCDM) technique. Ranking of management actions has shown that all management actions are good as they are clustering in the corner close to the ideal value. For a particular well field, farming limitations in the drinking water protection areas are the best and water treatment is the worst management action, which is due to high costs, low flexibility, and longer lag time.

Language:English
Keywords:climate change, porous aquifer, drinking water supply, adaptation strategies
Work type:Article (dk_c)
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:NTF - Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Year:2020
Publication status in journal:Published
Article version:Publisher's version of article
Number of pages:13 str.
Numbering:Vol. 12, iss. 1, art. 288
UDC:55
ISSN on article:2073-4441
DOI:10.3390/w12010288 This link opens in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:1538142 This link opens in a new window
Publication date in RUL:19.11.2021
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Title:Water
Shortened title:Water
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2073-4441
COBISS.SI-ID:36731653 This link opens in a new window

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License:CC BY 4.0, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Link:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Description:This is the standard Creative Commons license that gives others maximum freedom to do what they want with the work as long as they credit the author.
Licensing start date:18.01.2020

Document is financed by a project

Funder:EC - European Commission
Funding Programme:European Regional Development Fund, The South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme
izpis_stevilka_projekta:SEE EoI/A/022/2.1/X
Acronym:CC-WaterS

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