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Extraction of Water for Public Drinking Water Supply

Chapter in book
Authors Roland Barthel
Alejandro Meleg
Darla Nickel
Alexandar Trifkovic
Published in Regional Assessment of Global Change Impacts
Pages 165-170
ISBN 978-3-319-16750-3
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Place of publication New York
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Earth Sciences
Pages 165-170
Language en
Keywords GLOWA-Danube, Upper Danube, Water supply, Drinking water, Groundwater
Subject categories Hydrology, Water in nature and society, Exogenous earth sciences, Climate Research


The supply of drinking water in the Upper Danube drainage basin is generally a municipal responsibility and based almost exclusively on extraction from ground- and spring water sources. This section presents maps showing an overview of the quantities extracted and regional variations. Extraction depends both on the water yield, which may be constrained by local hydrogeological conditions, and on consumption, which is mainly a result of population density. The map shows the aggregated quantities of water extracted from ground-, spring and surface water sources in the communities and the points of drinking water withdrawal within the drainage basin for the year 1998. This information is used by the WaterSupply model, which provides the connection between water availability (Groundwater and Rivernetwork models) and water demand (actor models) within DANUBIA. This chapter describes the data sources and the processing steps taken in preparation of the presented map. Limitations and sources of uncertainty are discussed.

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