CRITICAL ASPECTS IN BAIA MARE BASIN (THE SOUTH‐WESTERN SECTOR)
AURELIA‐DANIELA LAZĂR1, GABRIELA‐ALINA MUREŞAN2
1Babeş‐Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 400006, Cluj‐Napoca, Romania e‐mail: email@example.com
2Babeş‐Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 400006, Cluj‐Napoca, Romania e‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. – Critical Aspects in Baia Mare Basin (the South‐Western Sector). A critical region is a territorial system that has one or more negative elements or interrelations, that can radically deteriorate its state. Sometimes, a territorial unit cannot be defined as critical in its entirety, but contains several critical aspects, generated by instability factors which lead to natural and/or man‐made risk phenomena. This paper is focused on the south‐western part of the Baia Mare Basin. Several critical aspects have been identified in this area, either induced by natural causes (landslides, ravinement) or by the society (industrial restructuring, demographic aging).
Keywords: critical region, landslides, ravinement, vulnerability, demographic aging, Baia Mare Basin.