chapter  9
Shallow porous aquifers in Mediterranean climates
WithOliver T.N. Sililo and Steve Appleyard
Pages 20

In this chapter, the effect of urban development on groundwater in shallow porous aquifers in Mediterranean climates is described. The main characteristics of this environment include: • A Mediterranean type of climate with hot, dry summers and mild to cold wet winters. • Unconfined shallow porous aquifers. • Aquifer recharge mainly from precipitation occurring in winter. • High vulnerability of the shallow aquifers to pollution.