Our results will be transferable to other karst aquifers under Mediterranean climates. In MedWater, findings from the Western Mountain Aquifer are being validated and tested for generalization in two transfer regions. The Capodifiume catchment near Naples, Italy has already been instrumented to gain a better understanding of the aquifer’s water balance. The second transfer region is the Plateau-de-Sault catchment in France.
Remote sensing plays a crucial role in analyzing aquifers with comparable properties globally. We are using global model and remote sensing data to develop a Groundwater Stress Index and assess the vulnerability of karst aquifers to climate change. The findings are visualized in vulnerability maps and used to derive recommendations for the sustainable management of karst aquifers under Mediterranean climates.