The importance of hydrogeological and hydrological investigations in the residential area: a case study in Burdur, Turkey

Davraz A., Karaguzel R., Soyaslan I.

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, vol.44, no.7, pp.852-861, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00254-003-0830-1
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.852-861


Water resources in residential areas are negatively affected by floods. In addition, many aquifers are contaminated as a result of urbanization. Great damage caused during earthquakes are partly attributed to the residential pattern which ignores the potential effect of groundwater. Hydrogeological and hydrological surveys must be carried out in the residential areas to determine the interaction between water and residential development of all types.