Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
10 May 2022
Research article |  | 10 May 2022

First application of the Integrated Karst Aquifer Vulnerability (IKAV) method – potential and actual vulnerability in Yucatán, Mexico

Miguel Moreno-Gómez, Carolina Martínez-Salvador, Rudolf Liedl, Catalin Stefan, and Julia Pacheco


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-376', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Miguel Moreno Gómez, 11 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Miguel Moreno Gómez, 16 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-376', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Feb 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Miguel Moreno Gómez, 17 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Feb 2022) by Mario Parise
AR by Miguel Moreno Gómez on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Apr 2022) by Mario Parise
Short summary
Current vulnerability methods, as tools to protect groundwater resources from pollution, present some limitations and drawbacks: the roles of population and economic activities are not considered by such methods. The methodology presented in this work combines natural characteristics and human-driven conditions of a given region to improve the process of groundwater vulnerability analysis. Results indicate the reliability of this alternative method to improve groundwater protection strategies.
Final-revised paper