Michele Vurro

Learn More
In many arid and semi-arid regions agriculture is the main user of GW, causing problems with the quantity and quality of water, but there are few institutional policies and regulations governing sustainable GW exploitation. The authors suggest an integrated methodology for enabling local GW management , capable of combining the need for GW protection with(More)
A GIS tool to evaluate hydrogeological water balance based on a mass-balance model applied to surface and subsurface systems is discussed. The tool is designed for managers responsible for groundwater resource planning during conditions of water shortage. In developing the tool, the natural groundwater recharge was evaluated through the application of a(More)
Part of Special Issue " Natural and anthropogenic hazards in karst areas " Abstract. Maps of areas with different vulnerability degrees are an integral part of environmental protection and management policies. It is difficult to assess the intrinsic vulnerability of karst areas since the stage and type of karst structure development and its related(More)
Soils are significantly important in determining global carbon (C) cycle dynamics. Soil organic carbon (SOC) is, in fact, the largest component of the global terrestrial carbon (C) pool (>1500 Gt C) [1, 2]. The knowledge of soil organic carbon amounts and changes would help to plan suitable soil management systems in order to increase SOC levels,(More)
Artificial intelligence techniques can be used to solve problems using a heuristic approach. This paper deals with a model able to verify whether there is groundwater in a given place, the quantity available and its quality. The system has been implemented in the logic programming language Prolog and runs on a personal computer under MS-DOS. The knowledge(More)
The stakeholders' involvement in any decision making process is a key point in the Integrated Water Management (IWM). A successful watershed management process has to be participatory, allowing the stakeholders working together to set criteria for sustainable management, to identify priorities and constraints, to evaluate possible solutions, to recommend(More)
A number of optimization approaches regarding monitoring network design and sampling optimization procedures have been reported in the literature. Cokriging Estimation Variance (CEV) is a useful optimization tool to determine the influence of the spatial configuration of monitoring networks on parameter estimations. It was used in order to derive a reduced(More)
  • 1