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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2015/B12/S2.010

ANALYSIS OF THE ROMANIAN FLOOD PLAIN FROM THE LAND USE EVOLUTION AND GEOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW

E. Radu, C. Radu, C. Trifu, E. Luca, R. Macalet
Friday 7 August 2015 by Libadmin2015

References: 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, www.sgem.org, SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-32-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 18-24, 2015, Book1 Vol. 2, 73-80 pp

ABSTRACT
THE DANUBE WATER INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT (WATER) PROJECT is a Romania – Bulgaria international common project. The main objectives of the project is to improving water monitoring and warnings system and environmental data dissemination on the Romanian – Bulgarian border counties in order to sustainable use and protection of natural resources and environment and promotion of efficient risk management in the cross-border area.
Flood events, often severely impacting human lives and properties are likely to increase in scale and frequency in the future as result of climate change, inappropriate river management and construction in flood risk areas.
Identification of the potential areas for water storage for managing flood risks by wet areas extension is a challenge when dealing with landowners and other stakeholders who are benefiting from the current land use.
In the Danube WATER Project was made a spatial analysis of the areas that could be adequate for water accumulation, groundwater recharge and create the wet areas. The research has fallowed two directions: the evolution of wetlands and land uses in the Danube flood plain and the assessment of geological and hydrogeological parameters for the zones suitable for shallow aquifer recharge and wetlands renaturation in study area.
The paper present the results of this analysis, that can be used in the decision concerning the land use in Danube flood plain.

Keywords: wet area, water accumulation, groundwater recharge, spatial analysis