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KARSYS: a pragmatic approach to karst hydrogeological system conceptualisation. Assessment of groundwater reserves and resources in Switzerland

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Jeannin Pierre Yves, Eichenberger Urs, Sinreich Michael, Vouillamoz Jonathan, Malard Arnauld, Weber Eric,
Project SWISSKARST: Towards a sustainable management of karst waters in Switzerland
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Environmental Earth Sciences
Title of proceedings Environmental Earth Sciences
DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-1983-6


This paper presents the principles of the KARSYS approach. This approach is being developed for the characterization of karst aquifers and karst systems. It is based on basic and admitted hydraulic principles in karst media to assess groundwater reserves and its functionning. This approach is now improved in the frame of the Swisskart Project and applied on the whole karst aquifers of Switzerland.