Groundwater Science

The past several decades up through the present have been a time of scientific
revolution in the groundwater field. Great strides have been made in our
understanding of physical and chemical processes affecting groundwater, both at
the ...

Groundwater Science

Author: Charles R. Fitts

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123847052

Page: 672

View: 744

Groundwater Science, Second Edition - winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association - covers groundwater's role in the hydrologic cycle and in water supply, contamination, and construction issues. It is a valuable resource for students and instructors in the geosciences (with focuses in hydrology, hydrogeology, and environmental science), and as a reference work for professional researchers. This interdisciplinary text weaves important methods and applications from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, biology, and environmental science, introducing you to the mathematical modeling and contaminant flow of groundwater. New to the Second Edition: New chapter on subsurface heat flow and geothermal systems Expanded content on well construction and design, surface water hydrology, groundwater/ surface water interaction, slug tests, pumping tests, and mounding analysis. Updated discussions of groundwater modeling, calibration, parameter estimation, and uncertainty Free software tools for slug test analysis, pumping test analysis, and aquifer modeling Lists of key terms and chapter contents at the start of each chapter Expanded end-of-chapter problems, including more conceptual questions Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Features two-color figures Includes homework problems at the end of each chapter and worked examples throughout Provides a companion website with videos of field exploration and contaminant migration experiments, PDF files of USGS reports, and data files for homework problems Offers PowerPoint slides and solution manual for adopting faculty

Groundwater Science and Policy

Groundwater. Age. and. Quality. KLAUS HINSBY,a ROLAND PURTSCHERTb
AND W. MIKE EDMUNDSc a Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland,
GEUS, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark; b Climate and ...

Groundwater Science and Policy

Author: Ph Quevauviller

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 0854042946

Page: 754

View: 432

This book offers a scientific overview of key findings in groundwater management set in context against the legislative milestones ensuing as a result of research and development activities.

Global Groundwater

groundwater. science. and. research. David K. Kreamer1, David M. Ball2, Viviana
Re3, Craig T. Simmons4, Thomas ... Ireland, 3Department of Earth Sciences,
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 4National Centre for Groundwater Research and ...

Global Groundwater

Author: Abhijit Mukherjee

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128181737

Page: 676

View: 610

Global Groundwater: Source, Scarcity, Sustainability, Security, and Solutions presents a compilation of compelling insights into groundwater scenarios within all groundwater-stressed regions across the world. Thematic sub-sections include groundwater studies on sources, scarcity, sustainability, security, and solutions. The chapters in these sub-sections provide unique knowledge on groundwater for scientists, planners, and policymakers, and are written by leading global experts and researchers. Global Groundwater: Source, Scarcity, Sustainability, Security, and Solutions provides a unique, unparalleled opportunity to integrate the knowledge on groundwater, ranging from availability to pollution, nation-level groundwater management to transboundary aquifer governance, and global-scale review to local-scale case-studies. Provides interdisciplinary content that bridges the knowledge from groundwater sources to solutions and sustainability, from science to policy, from technology to clean water and food Includes global and regional reviews and case studies, building a bridge between broad reviews of groundwater-related issues by domain experts as well as detailed case studies by researchers Identifies pathways for transforming knowledge to policy and governance of groundwater security and sustainability

Microcomputer Programs for Groundwater Studies

The programs in this book are in no way a substitute for knowledge and
experience in groundwater science. The aim is more to make complex
procedures readily available to the practising hydrogeologist. Several
procedures that are ...

Microcomputer Programs for Groundwater Studies

Author: D. Clarke

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 008087021X

Page: 1012

View: 457

This book provides the practising hydrogeologist with a selection of microcomputer programs which the author has found to be very useful as an aid in the investigation of groundwater wells and aquifers. The programs are written in BASIC and are designed to suit as wide a range of computer as possible. The book begins with a group of programs which solve several of the most common functions encountered in groundwater science. These are then developed into programs capable of calculating drawdown in a variety of discharge rate/aquifer/boundary configurations, either at one time, or a series of exponentially increasing times. The author shows how a computerised form of Newtons method (for solving difficult equations) may be applied to such tasks as evaluating storage coefficient if transmissivity is known. Lagrangian interpolation is used to produce accurate values from tabled functions, either within a program, or on demand. One of the major programs in the book may be used to enter discharge test data into a computer, edit it as required (e.g. change drawdown measurements from feet to metres, or water levels to drawdowns etc.), and finally to analyse the data. For example, three different methods are provided for evaluation of the well equation. Another program is provided for controlling a plotter to produce several popular types of discharge test graphs; and a new image well method is included for simulating boundaries consisting of straight line junctions between areas of two different transmissivities. This is a practical book, written to solve real-life problems. Accordingly, program operation is clearly described, but derivation of equations and functions have been omitted. (For those readers wishing to check on derivations, references are provided). Readers familiar with microcomputer programming may apply the programs given here to their own work, perhaps incorporating them as subroutines into large, more specialized programs. Those unfamiliar with programming can use the programs as they are listed. All programs are designed to be run with no more than an occasional reference to the written instructions being necessary.

OECD Studies on Water Drying Wells Rising Stakes Towards Sustainable Agricultural Groundwater Use

(2010), “Groundwater in the Southern Member States of the European Union : an
assessment of current knowledge and future prospects. Country report for France
”, European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Halle. Borchers ...

OECD Studies on Water Drying Wells  Rising Stakes Towards Sustainable Agricultural Groundwater Use

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264238700

Page: 176

View: 161

Groundwater has provided great benefits to agriculture irrigation in semi-arid OECD countries, but its intensive use beyond recharge in certain regions has depleted resources and generated significant negative environmental externalities.

Groundwater Ecology

Although we recognize the importance of the traditional emphasis on
quantification of water volume and movement within aquifers of the lithosphere,
the works presented herein greatly expand groundwater science by
demonstrating biological ...

Groundwater Ecology

Author: Janine Gilbert

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008050762X

Page: 571

View: 450

Groundwater has long been an object of intense scrutiny. Only recently have methods become available that permit ecologists, hydrologists, and environmental scientists to assess the biotic and abiotic status of these all-important aquifers. The dynamics of water movement through complex subterranean ecosystems The biological organization and the factors that constrain these ecosystems Alluvial and karst ecosystem functions Contamination, management, and remediation

Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales

National Research Council, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and
Resources, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee on USGS Water

Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309071828

Page: 158

View: 773

Groundwater is a basic resource for humans and natural ecosystems and is one of the nation's most important natural resources. Groundwater is pumped from wells to supply drinking water to about 130 million U.S. residents and is used in all 50 states. About 40 percent of the nation's public water supply and much of the water used for irrigation is provided by groundwater. Despite the importance of groundwater as one of our most precious natural resources, an organized, effective program to provide an ongoing assessment of the nation's groundwater resources does not exist. With encouragement from the U.S. Congress, the USGS is planning for a new program of regional and national scale assessment of U.S. groundwater resources, thus helping bring new order to its various groundwater resources-related activities. The Survey's senior scientists requested advice in regard to the design of such a program. In response, the committee undertook this study in support of developing an improved program relevant to regional and national assessment of groundwater resources. This report is a product of the Committee on USGS Water Resources Research, which provides consensus advice on scientific, research, and programmatic issues to the Water Resources Division (WRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The committee is one of the groups that work under the auspices of the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council (NRC). The committee considers a variety of topics that are important scientifically and programmatically to the USGS and the nation, and it issues reports when appropriate. This report concerns the work of the WRD in science and technology relevant to assessments of groundwater resources on regional and national scales. The USGS has been conducting scientific activity relevant to groundwater resources for over 100 years and, as summarized in Appendix A, today groundwater-related work occurs throughout the WRD.

Understanding Groundwater

and some hints to help increase the potential yield of a domestic groundwater
source. Next, we will take a look at how groundwater resources are located for
larger public water systems. This is where the science of hydrogeology really
plays a ...

Understanding Groundwater

Author: William Jesse Schwalbaum

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781560724049

Page: 190

View: 800

As a consulting hydrogeologist to municipalities and public water suppliers, Jesse Schwalbaum has been teaching the basic principles of groundwater science to the public for almost 20 years. This book has grown out of countless informal hydrology lectures he has given at public meetings, court rooms and in written reports.

Groundwater Fluxes Across Interfaces

National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on
Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Water Science and Technology ... He was
the 1992 Darcy Lecturer for the Association of Groundwater Scientists and

Groundwater Fluxes Across Interfaces

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309091136

Page: 99

View: 828

Estimates of groundwater recharge and discharge rates are needed at many different scales for many different purposes. These include such tasks as evaluating landslide risks, managing groundwater resources, locating nuclear waste repositories, and estimating global budgets of water and greenhouse gasses. Groundwater Fluxes Across Interfaces focuses on scientific challenges in (1) the spatial and temporal variability of recharge and discharge, (2) how information at one scale can be used at another, and (3) the effects of groundwater on climate and vice versa.

Introducing Groundwater

You are about to embark on a stimulating intellectual journey touching on many
fields of science as you begin the study of groundwater. You are fortunate to have
such an understandable book that explains the complex concepts in such a ...

Introducing Groundwater

Author: Price, Michael (Senior Lecturer in Hydrogeology, University of Reading)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134982739

Page: 296

View: 161

Presented in a style intended for the non-specialist reader, with technical terms and mathematical formulae kept to a minimum, the second edition of this introduction to groundwater covers a range of topics as they relate to hydrogeology. A major new chapter focuses on pollution.


This text combines the science and engineering of hydrogeology in an accessible, innovative style.


Author: Alain Dassargues

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429894406

Page: 472

View: 877

This text combines the science and engineering of hydrogeology in an accessible, innovative style. As well as providing physical descriptions and characterisations of hydrogeological processes, it also sets out the corresponding mathematical equations for groundwater flow and solute/heat transport calculations. And, within this, the methodological and conceptual aspects for flow and contaminant transport modelling are discussed in detail. This comprehensive analysis forms the ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate students interested in groundwater resources and engineering, and indeed its analyses can apply to researchers and professionals involved in the area.

Groundwater in the Environment

What's wrong with presenting the principles of groundwater science using formal
technical langu- age and partial differential equations? Absolutely nothing. If
that's what you feel you need right now, there are plenty of existing books which
will ...

Groundwater in the Environment

Author: Paul L. Younger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309048

Page: 336

View: 754

This accessible new textbook provides a thorough introduction toall aspects of groundwater systems and their management. Usingstraightforward language and analogies to everyday experiences, itexplains the origins, nature, and behavior of subsurface waterwithout resorting to complicated mathematics. Groundwater in the Environment draws on case studies andcutting-edge research from around the world, giving a uniqueinsight into groundwater occurring in a wide range of differentclimate zones and geological settings. This book: provides a robust, practical introduction to groundwaterquality, and a succinct summary of modern remedial technologies forpolluted groundwaters explores how groundwater fits into the wider naturalenvironment, especially in relation to freshwater ecosystems considers the vulnerability of groundwater systems and theeffects of pollution, climate change, land-use change, andoverexploitation examines human dependence on water and the effect that this hason groundwater systems presents vivid examples of geohazards associated with groundwaters explains the whys and wherefores of groundwater modeling examines competing philosophies of groundwater management,making the case for approaches which take social, economic andecological issues into account. Goundwater in the Environment provides an up-to-date,essential introduction for undergraduate students of environmentalsciences, geography and geology. It will also be invaluable toprofessionals working in various fields of natural resourcemanagement who need accessible information on groundwater but whoare reluctant to read conventional texts full of mathematicalnotation. For practicing hydrogeologists and engineers withoutformal training in freshwater ecology, this book provides a `crashcourse' in the new frontiers of groundwater management. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at ahref="" Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Pleasecontact our Higher Education team at ahref="mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]/afor more information.

Environmental Science

Groundwater overdraft not only causes saltwater to enter the freshwater aquifer
but also causes surface water in the pond to decline . KEY CONCEPTS Water
comes from an elaborate and costly system that has a tremendous impact on the

Environmental Science

Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763708603

Page: 642

View: 804

Completely updated, the seventh edition of 'Environmental Science' enlightens students on the fundamental causes of the current environmental crisis and offers ideas on how we, as a global community, can create a sustainable future.

Intelligent Systems and Decision Making for Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Groundwater simulation and prediction often deviated from true values , which is
attributed to the uncertainty of groundwater modeling . Conceptual ... Parameter
uncertainty has obtained much attention in the field of groundwater science .

Intelligent Systems and Decision Making for Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Author: Chongfu Huang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203771478

Page: 966

View: 356

In this present internet age, risk analysis and crisis response based on information will make up a digital world full of possibilities and improvements to people‘s daily life and capabilities. These services will be supported by more intelligent systems and more effective decisionmaking. This book contains all the papers presented at the 4th Inter

Groundwater Contamination Use of Models in Decision Making

Proceedings of the International Conference on Groundwater Contamination:
Use of Models in Decision-Making, ... Proceedings of International Symposium
on Quality of Groundwater, Science of Total Environment, Volume 21, 1981. 3.

Groundwater Contamination  Use of Models in Decision Making

Author: G. Jousma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400923015

Page: 656

View: 262

The protection of groundwater resources has emerged in recent years as a high priority topic on the agenda of many countries. In responding to the growing concern over deteriorating groundwater quality, many countries are developing a comprehensive regulatory framework for the management of subsurface water resources with management referring to both quantity and quality aspects. Within this framework, groundwater models are rapidly coming to playa central role in the development of protection and rehabilitation strategies. These models provide forecasts of the future state of the groundwater aquifer systems and/or the unsaturated zone in response to proposed management initiatives. For example, models will predict the effects of implementing a proposed management scheme on water levels and on the transport and fate of pollutants. The models are now used in the formulation of policies and regulations, the issuing of permits, design of monitoring and data collection systems, and the development of enforcement actions. The growth in the use of these sophisticated tools has led to many unforeseen problems in groundwater management. Lingering issues include reliability of codes, quality assurance in model development and applications, efficient utiliza tion of human and material resources, technology transfer and training. Some issues have legal ramifications, as in cases where the applications of models have been contested in courts.

Hydrological Science HS

23: Hydrological Science (2010) Eds. Gwo-Fong Lin et al. c World Scientific

Hydrological Science  HS

Author: Gwo-Fong Lin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981435533X

Page: 354

View: 864

This invaluable volume set of Advances in Geosciences continues the excellent tradition of the Asia-Oceania scientific community in providing the most up-to-date research results on a wide range of geosciences and environmental science. The information is vital to the understanding of the effects of climate change, extreme weathers on the most populated regions and fastest moving economies in the world. Besides, these volumes also highlight original papers from many prestigious research institutions which are conducting cutting edge studies in atmospheric physics, hydrological science and water resource, ocean science and coastal study, planetary exploration and solar system science, seismology, tsunamis, upper atmospheric physics and space science.

Governance as a Trialogue Government Society Science in Transition

These actions have acknowledged that successful cooperation requires using a
Trialogue (government, scientific, and ... role of government, science, and society
in transboundary groundwater management; however, at least two of the three ...

Governance as a Trialogue  Government Society Science in Transition

Author: Anthony R. Turton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354046266X

Page: 354

View: 863

The Global Water Partnership notes that the crisis in the water sector is a one of governance. Water management is an integral part of ecosystem governance and is closely linked to the sustainable development discourse. This book unpacks the core elements of governance, with a specific focus on water. It analyzes the linkages between key variables in an effort to increase our understanding of what makes governance good.

Arsenic Pollution

Environmental Geology and Water Science 14(1), 3–16. Ning, R.Y. (2002)
Arsenic removal by reverse osmosis. Desalination 143(3), 237–241. Nordstrom,
D.K. (2002) Worldwide occurrences of arsenic in groundwater. Science 296 ...

Arsenic Pollution

Author: Peter Ravenscroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355465

Page: 616

View: 305

Arsenic Pollution summarizes the most current research on the distribution and causes of arsenic pollution, its impact on health and agriculture, and solutions by way of water supply, treatment, and water resource management. Provides the first global and interdisciplinary account of arsenic pollution occurrences Integrates geochemistry, hydrology, agriculture, and water supply and treatment for the first time Options are highlighted for developing alternative water sources and methods for arsenic testing and removal Appeals to specialists in one discipline seeking an overview of the work being done in other disciplines

GIS and Geostatistical Techniques for Groundwater Science

This book assembles the most up-to-date techniques in GIS and geostatistics as they relate to groundwater, one of our most important natural resources.

GIS and Geostatistical Techniques for Groundwater Science

Author: Dr. Senapathi Venkatramanan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128154144

Page: 389

View: 787

GIS and Geostatistical Techniques for Groundwater Science provides a detailed synthesis of the application of GIS and geostatistics in groundwater studies. As the book illustrates, GIS can be a powerful tool for developing solutions for water resource problems, assessing water quality, and managing water resources. Beginning with an introduction to the history of GIS and geostatistical techniques in groundwater studies, the book then describes various spatial techniques, including case studies for various applications, from quality assessment, to resource management. This book assembles the most up-to-date techniques in GIS and geostatistics as they relate to groundwater, one of our most important natural resources. Provides details on the application of GIS and statistics in groundwater studies Includes practical coverage of the use of spatial analysis techniques in groundwater science Bridges the gap between geostatistics and GIS as it relates to groundwater science and management Offers worldwide case studies to illustrate various techniques and applications in addressing groundwater issues