Articles | Volume 27, issue 8
Research article
19 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 19 Apr 2023

Impact of urban geology on model simulations of shallow groundwater levels and flow paths

Ane LaBianca, Mette H. Mortensen, Peter Sandersen, Torben O. Sonnenborg, Karsten H. Jensen, and Jacob Kidmose

Data sets

National well database (Jupiter) GEUS - Geological surveys of Denmark and Greenland

SUBWATER Urban Catchments A. LaBianca

SUBWATER Sewer Network A. LaBianca

Short summary
The study explores the effect of Anthropocene geology and the computational grid size on the simulation of shallow urban groundwater. Many cities are facing challenges with high groundwater levels close to the surface, yet urban planning and development seldom consider its impact on the groundwater resource. This study illustrates that the urban subsurface infrastructure significantly affects the groundwater flow paths and the residence time of shallow urban groundwater.