Groundwater development and management in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Impacts of groundwater pumping on Angkor Wat

M. Nishigaki, S. Takahashi, M. Takahashi, Y. Maruo

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Abstract

Reliable and clean water is essential for sustainable development. Siem Reap city is the center of the tourism for Angkor Wat, and the population and tourist has rapidly increased over the last decade. However, the present water supply system cannot fulfill the water demand. Groundwater can be expected to meet the increasing municipal and industrial use of water. However, there are great concerns about land subsidence over the Angkor Wat due to excessive pumping of groundwater. This study describes the existing production wells, located 7.5 km far from Angkor Wat and addresses the influence on Angkor Wat from the existing and further groundwater development in the Siem Reap region. In order to predict the aquifer response to groundwater development, a three-dimensional groundwater flow model is constructed, and its application is presented to demonstrate how to use the simulation for groundwater development and management in this region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites - Proc. of the 2nd International Symp. on Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites
Pages595-601
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2013
Event2nd International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites - Napoli, Italy
Duration: May 30 2013May 31 2013

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites - Proc. of the 2nd Int. Symp. on Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites

Other

Other2nd International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites
CountryItaly
CityNapoli
Period5/30/135/31/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Building and Construction

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    Nishigaki, M., Takahashi, S., Takahashi, M., & Maruo, Y. (2013). Groundwater development and management in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Impacts of groundwater pumping on Angkor Wat. In Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites - Proc. of the 2nd International Symp. on Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites (pp. 595-601). (Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites - Proc. of the 2nd Int. Symp. on Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites).