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WATER MANAGEMENT AFTER THE CLOSURE OF AN UNDERGROUND LIGNITE MINE IN ALIVERI, GREECE

AUTHOR/S: D. DIMITRAKOPOULOS, I. KOUMANTAKIS, E. VASSILIOU
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2009

9th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2009, www.sgem.org, SGEM2009 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 14-19, 2009, Vol. 1, 309-316 pp

ABSTRACT

On the island of Evia, in central-east Greece, in Aliveri area, the mining operations
(underground and surface) caused new and very complex hydrogeological, geochemical
and geotechnical conditions. Since the mining operations have ceased since 1990, any
plans for the utilisation of the former mining lands and buildings and the de3velopment
of the area, demands the knowledge of these new conditions and the supply of sufficient
water. A thorough investigation, including water level measurements, pumping tests,
chemical analyses, geotechnical research and topographical survey has been done, in
order to determine the changes and the possible future exploitation of the water
resources. In this paper, the ``new`` hydrogeological status (quantity and quality) is
investigated and a water management is proposed, considering the environmental
features and the possible development plans of the area for the post mining period.

Keywords: Aliveri, mining activities, hydrogeology, water quality, mining lake, intrusion of the sea, water management, post mining development