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Flavia Ferranti   Dr.  Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Flavia Ferranti published an article in September 2018.
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Giuseppe Sappa

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, 00184 Rome, Italy

Stefania Vitale

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Department of Earth Science, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Giulia Cardillo

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Identifying Karst Aquifer Recharge Areas using Environmental Isotopes: A Case Study in Central Italy Giuseppe Sappa, Stefania Vitale, Flavia Ferranti Published: 15 September 2018
Geosciences, doi: 10.3390/geosciences8090351
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Water resources management is one of the most important challenges worldwide because water represents a vital resource for sustaining life and the environment. With the aim of sustainable groundwater management, the identification of aquifer recharge areas is a useful tool for water resources protection. In a well-developed karst aquifer, environmental isotopes provide support for identifying aquifer recharge areas, residence time and interconnections between aquifer systems. This study deals with the use of environmental isotopes to identify the main recharge area of a karst aquifer in the Upper Valley of Aniene River (Central Italy). The analysis of 18O/16O and 2H/H values and their spatial distribution make it possible to trace back groundwater recharge areas based on average isotope elevations. The Inverse Hydrogeological Balance Method was used to validate spring recharge elevations obtained by the use of stable isotopes. Areas impacted by direct and rapid rainfall recharge into the study area were delineated, showing groundwater flowpaths from the boundaries to the core of the aquifer. The results of this study demonstrate the contribution that spatial and temporal isotope changes can provide to the identification of groundwater flowpaths in a karst basin, taking into account the hydrogeological setting.
Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Mg2+-Based Method for the Pertuso Spring Discharge Evaluation Giuseppe Sappa, Flavia Ferranti, Francesco Maria De Filippi,... Published: 23 January 2017
Water, doi: 10.3390/w9010067
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This paper deals with the Environmental Monitoring Plan concerning the catchment work project of the Pertuso karst spring, which is going to be exploited to supply an important drinking water network in the south part of Roma district. The Pertuso Spring, located in the Upper Valley of the Aniene River, is the main outlet of a large karst aquifer, which is one of the most important water resources in the southeast part of Latium Region, Central Italy, used for drinking, agriculture, and hydroelectric supplies. The environmental monitoring activities provided data about one spring and two cross-sections of the Aniene River, from July 2014 to May 2016. A combined approach based on discharge measurements and hydrogeochemical analysis has been used to study flow paths and groundwater–surface water interaction in the study area. Tracer methods are particularly suitable in hydrogeological studies to assess transit times and flow properties in karst aquifers. The analysis of solute contents in the sampling points brought forth the identification of the Mg2+ ion as a conservative tracer in this specific system and, consequently, to the development of a conceptual model based on chemical mass balance for the Pertuso Spring discharge evaluation.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation A proposal of conceptual model for Pertuso Spring discharge evaluation in the Upper Valley of Aniene River Giuseppe Sappa, Flavia Ferranti, Francesco Maria De Filippi Published: 03 October 2016
Acque Sotterranee - Italian Journal of Groundwater, doi: 10.7343/as-2016-224
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The Upper Aniene River basin is part of a large karst aquifer, which interacts with the river, and represents the most important water resource in the southeast part of Latium Region, Central Italy, used for drinking, agriculture and hydroelectric supplies. This work provides hydrogeochemical data and their interpretations for 1 spring and 2 cross section of Aniene River, monitored from July 2014 to December 2015, in the Upper Valley of Aniene River, to identify flow paths and hydrogeochemical processes governing groundwater-surface water interactions in this region. These activities deal with the Environmental Monitoring Plan made for the catchment work project of the Pertuso Spring, in the Upper Valley of Aniene River, which is going to be exploited to supply an important drinking water network in the South part of Rome district. Discharge measurements and hydrogeochemical data were analyzed to develop a conceptual model of aquifer-river interaction, with the aim of achieving proper management and protection of this important hydrogeological system. All groundwater samples are characterized as Ca-HCO3 type. Geochemical modeling and saturation index computation of the water samples show that groundwater and surface water chemistry in the study area was evolved through the interaction with carbonate minerals. All groundwater samples were undersaturated with respect to calcite and dolomite, however some of the Aniene River samples were saturated with respect to dolomite. The analysis of Mg2+/Ca2+ ratios indicates that the dissolution of carbonate minerals is important for groundwater and surface water chemistry, depending on the hydrological processes, which control the groundwater residence time and chemical equilibria in the aquifer.
Article 0 Reads 10 Citations Effects of seasonal change and seawater intrusion on water quality for drinking and irrigation purposes, in coastal aqui... Giuseppe Sappa, Sibel Ergul, Flavia Ferranti, Lukuba Ngalya ... Published: 01 May 2015
Journal of African Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.02.007
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Environmental Impact of a Motorway Tunnel Project on an Important Karst Aquifer in Southern Latium Region: The Case of M... Giuseppe Sappa, Flavia Ferranti, Sibel Ergul Published: 31 August 2014
Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 6, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-09060-3_136
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Vulnerability Assessment of Mazzoccolo Spring Aquifer (Central Italy), Combined with Geo-Chemical and Isotope Modeling Giuseppe Sappa, Sibel Ergul, Flavia Ferranti Published: 26 August 2014
Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-09048-1_265
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