Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information


Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-HW Hydrology & Water Environment

[A-HW25] Groundwater and environmental geology in urban areas

Wed. May 27, 2015 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM 101B (1F)

Convener:*Masaya Yasuhara(Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Takeshi Hayashi(Faculty of Education and Human Studies, Akita University), Motoyuki Asada(Shimizu Corporation), Satoshi Takizawa(Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo), Hiroaki SUZUKI(Strategic Technology Development Dept. Research & Development Center, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.), Kei Nishida(Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, the University of Yamanashi), Chair:Kei Nishida(Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, the University of Yamanashi), Masaya Yasuhara(Geological Survey of Japan, AIST)

3:55 PM - 4:00 PM

[AHW25-P01] Water balance analysis for assessing groundwater resources in Kofu basin

3-min talk in an oral session

*Yutaka ICHIKAWA1, Yuya TAKABE2, Takashi NAKAMURA3, Jun MAGOME3, Hiroshi ISHIDAIRA3 (1.Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, 2.Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi, 3.International Centre for River Basin Environment, University of Yamanashi)

Keywords:water balance, groundwater resources, Kofu basin

Water use in Yamanashi Prefecture is highly dependent on groundwater resources, and a number of groundwater investigations have been carried out. However, groundwater recharge, which is the most crucial factor for its proper management, remains uncertain. This study conducted a water balance analysis of Kofu basin aiming at assessment of its groundwater resources. The water balance of Kofu basin consists of temporal change of groundwater and surface water amount, precipitation, river and groundwater discharge coming from the surrounding mountain regions, evapotranspiration and river discharge going out from the outlet of the basin. The observation datasets were utilized to estimate precipitation and river discharge. An advection-aridity approach was used to estimate actual evapotranspiration. The temporal change of groundwater amount was found to be small enough to be ignored compared other components based on groundwater level observations and the temporal change of surface water was assumed to be negligible. Groundwater inflow from the surrounding areas was estimated as difference of other inflow and outflow components. The annual amounts of each components per unit area of Kofu basin were estimated as follows; precipitation: 1090mm, river inflow: 5090mm, evapotranspiration: 340mm, river outflow: 6500mm, groundwater inflow: 650mm.