PaPRIKa is a multi-criteria method for mapping the vulnerability of karst aquifers (Dörfliger and Plagnes 2009, Kavouri et al. 2011). Its implementation requires the analysis and cross-processing of several layers of spatial data, under GIS software (Dörfliger et al 2012, Marn et al 2012, Marn et al., 2015).
The PaPRIKa plugin for QGIS allows a step-by-step application of the method steps to generate the Protection (P), Infiltration (I), Reservoir (R) and Karstification criteria. (Ka) as well as the vulnerability index obtained by crossing these 4 criteria. The use of the plugin:
- relieves the user of certain technical aspects of data processing,
- allows a quick, easy and standardized application of the PaPRIKa method,
- let the user focus on the work of hydrogeological expertise.