Hydrogeology in the karst environment: Case study in Chapada Diamantina

In karst aquifer systems, one of the factors that conditions underground hydraulics is tertiary porosity (cavities, caves and fracture widening), developed from the interaction of water and rock. This interaction is intrinsically associated with the evolution of the relief, resulting in a more complex water dynamics, when compared to other natural systems.

This webinar will present, from real examples, how the understanding of the evolution of relief in karst areas corroborates with the hydrogeological understanding of a region, helping in the elaboration of conceptual and numerical models.

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Lucas Salles, M.Sc

Geologist, graduated from the Federal University of Bahia (2014), with a master’s degree in hydrochemistry, environmental isotopes and risk analysis in karst areas at that same institution. He served as a substitute professor (2015-2017) at the Federal University of Bahia, where he taught the disciplines: General Geology and Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. He is currently a Hydrogeologist at Water Services and Technologies, where he is responsible for conducting field visits and tests, compiling and analyzing data, developing conceptual and numerical models, and preparing technical reports.