The main document provides checklists for Stage 2 of a Groundwater
Management Action Plan for a city that utilises aquifers below or close
to the city (in the periurban fringe). The checklists are ordered in the
typical sequence of an Action Plan work programme: data collection and
analysis, vulnerability and contaminant load assessments. References to
reports with more information on the techniques described, or with
worked examples, are included at the end of each checklist sub-section.
Also appended is a Questionnaire that seeks to collect data on a core
set of urban groundwater data which can be used in:
- (a) The formulation of a comprehensive groundwater status profile of
- (b) The development of a database useful for developing groundwater
management strategies and policies and, to this end, running the
Decision Support System Tool.
The Questionnaire is split into six sections. The first section (A) deals with baseline information considered important in any urban environment data gathering/profiling exercise, including urban demographics and economic activities. The remaining five sections (B-F) deal with groundwater conditions, use, contaminant loads, management/institutional arrangements and degradation impacts, respectively. Each section contains a help sheet with guidance on completing the forms. Guidance is provided on items such as potential data sources, computations and units.The Questionnaire is intended to be filled out by a study team, or
mailed out in sections for completion by appropriate personnel. Also
appended is a separate worked example of the urban groundwater
questionnaire for Bishkek, Kyrghyzstan based on 1998 data.
British Geological Survey. Groundwater Management Action Plan. Stage 2. Situation Analysis. Checklists and Questionnaire. (2003)