Sustainable strategies for the improvement of seriously degraded agricultural areas: The example of Pistachia vera L

EC Environment - Life Programme

With the contribution of the LIFE + financial instrument of the European Union

Soil, Water Thematic and General Maps of Aegina island

 

During  Action A2, which lasted 18 months, soil and water quality of selected areas in Aegina were monitored. It took place in representative areas where pistachio trees are cultivated, in areas where pistachio wastes are disposed or used as soil additives, in areas that are potentially indirectly affected by the production/processing procedures of pistachio and also in unaffected-non cultivated areas. For this reason, 15 field in Aegina were selected and soil samples were collected periodically (every 2-3 months). 

As regards existing water bodies, a carefully designed monitoring system was implemented in the areas under study to monitor the quality of all existing water bodies including seasonal surface streams and groundwater. It is also worth noting that there is a lack of such data for the targeted area, as well as for other similar areas in Greece and in Mediterranean countries where P. vera L. is intensively cultivated and therefore monitoring is considered as a crucial aspect of AgroStrat. Download the map with the water sampling sites.

Download the map of soil sampling sites

Download the map of water sampling sites

Results of the chemical analyses of water samples, collected during the 1st water sampling campaign, are presented here.

 

 General Maps of Aegina Island

Satellite Map of Aegina

Roadmap of Aegina Island

Simplified Map of Aegina Island

Thematic Maps of Aegina Island (Action A2)

Soil Thematic Maps

(the maps were created by the Soil Science Institute of Athens-ELGO DEMETER, working group: Dr. S. Theocharopoulos, Mr. Ch. Kolovos and Mr. D.Arapakis)

Map of available Phosphorus

Map of exchangeable Potassium

Map of soil electrical conductivity

Map of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) content

Map of drain classes

Map of soil organic matter 

Map of soil carbonate salts content

Map of stones distribution

Map of soil depth

Map of erosion classes

 

Map of parent material

 

Map of soil groups

Soil map of Aegina

Maps of water quality 

(the maps were created by the the Soil Science Institute of Athens-ELGO DEMETER, working team of Dr. M.Doula and Mr. Ch. Kolovos)

Map of Electrical Conductivity

 

Map of Nitrates

 

Map of Chlorides

 

Map of infiltration rate

 

Map of SAR (Sodium Adsorption Percentage)

 

Maps of physiographic data

(the maps were created by the Technical University of Crete, working group of Prof. K. Komnitsas, Dr. G. Bartzas). 

 Geological map of Aegina

Hydrogeological map of Aegina island

Map of groundwater depth

Contour map of Aegina

Groundwater Vulnerability Maps (created by using the DRASTIC MODEL)

Generic DRASTIC Groundwater Vulnerability Map

Nitrates in Groundwater

Pesticide DRASTIC Groundwater Vulnerability Map

More information on the creation of the Vulnerability Maps can be found in the presentation of G. Bartzas, D. Zaharaki, K. Komnitsas "Evaluation of groundwater vulnerability of Aegina island, Greece using GIS-based methods" - Cyprus 2016, 4th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management.

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