Vulnerability assessment of upland public groundwater wells against climate change

  • Shin, Hyung Jin (Rural Research Institute, Korea Rural Community Corporation) ;
  • Lee, Jae Young (Research Center, Contecheng Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Jo, Sung Mun (Department of Rural Construction Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Cha, Sang Sun (Industrial Development Insitute, Kongju National University) ;
  • Park, Chan Gi (Department of Rural Construction Engineering, Kongju National University)
  • Received : 2020.04.23
  • Accepted : 2020.07.30
  • Published : 2020.09.01


Drought is a natural disaster that directly affects agriculture, which has a great impact on the global agricultural production system and yield. The lack of water storage in most parts of the country due to the lack of precipitation has caused a great increase in social interest in drought due to the dryness of rice fields and crops. As the drought period increases and the drought intensity becomes stronger, it is believed that drought damage to crops will continue; thus, it is necessary to understand the vulnerability to irrigation performance and the ability of irrigation facilities. Therefore, this study conducted a vulnerability assessment of irrigation facilities (public Groundwater well) in cities across the country. The survey was conducted using statistical data from 2007 to 2016, and the vulnerability score was calculated according to the vulnerability evaluation procedure for drought in the irrigation facilities (public groundwater wells). Among 157 regions, 136 areas were very vulnerable; 14 areas were vulnerable; 3 areas were normal; 4 areas were good, and 0 areas were excellent. The vulnerability assessment can be used as basic data for the development or maintenance of field irrigation facilities in the future by understanding the vulnerability of irrigation facilities.


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