Groundwater Science

Groundwater Science

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 ...

Author: Charles R. Fitts

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123847058

Category: Science

Page: 672

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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
Categories: Science

Hydrogeology

Hydrogeology

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

Author: Alain Dassargues

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429894404

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 824

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.
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Groundwater Science and Policy

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 ...

Author: Ph Quevauviller

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9780854042944

Category: Law

Page: 754

View: 945

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.
Categories: Law

GIS and Geostatistical Techniques for Groundwater Science

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.

Author: Dr. Senapathi Venkatramanan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128154144

Category: Mathematics

Page: 389

View: 364

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
Categories: Mathematics

Groundwater Research and Issues

Groundwater Research and Issues

45-104 C 2008 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Chapter 3 CHANGES OF
COASTAL GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS IN RESPONSE TO LARGE-SCALE
LAND RECLAMATION Haipeng Guo and Jiu J. Jiao” Department of Earth
Sciences, The ...

Author: William B. Porter

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1604562307

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 210

View: 322

Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of lithologic formations. A unit of rock or an unconsolidated deposit is called an aquifer when it can yield a usable quantity of water. The depth at which soil pore spaces or fractures and voids in rock become fully saturated with water is called the water table. Groundwater is recharged from, and eventually flows to, the surface naturally; natural discharge often occurs at springs and seeps, streams and can form oases or wetlands. Groundwater is also often withdrawn for agricultural, municipal and industrial use by constructing and operating extraction wells. The study of the distribution and movement of groundwater is hydrogeology, also called groundwater hydrology. Typically groundwater is thought of as liquid water flowing through shallow aquifers, but technically it can also include soil moisture, permafrost (frozen soil), immobile water in very low permeability bedrock, and deep geothermal or oil formation water. Groundwater is hypothesised to provide lubrication which can possibly aid faults to move. This book presents important research in the field.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Groundwater in Geologic Processes

Groundwater in Geologic Processes

An extensively revised 2006 second edition of the well received and widely adopted textbook on groundwater.

Author: Steven E. Ingebritsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521603218

Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 205

An extensively revised 2006 second edition of the well received and widely adopted textbook on groundwater.
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Investigating Groundwater Systems on Regional and National Scales

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
Resources Research. APPROACHES TO SYNTHESIS OF GROUNDWATER
ISSUES ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309071826

Category: Science

Page: 158

View: 499

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.
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Groundwater 2000

Groundwater 2000

Groundwater 2000 is a useful resource to both scientists and to those working in the field.

Author: Poul L. Bjerg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9058091333

Category: Science

Page: 1000

View: 810

These proceedings, with cd-rom, present a comprehensive overview of advances in groundwater research. The five main topics covered are: aquifers and contaminant distribution; groundwater quality; natural attenuation; remediation technologies and groundwater protection. Groundwater 2000 is a useful resource to both scientists and to those working in the field.
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Understanding Groundwater

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 ...

Author: William Jesse Schwalbaum

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1560724048

Category: Science

Page: 190

View: 222

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.
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Trends in Groundwater Research

Trends in Groundwater Research

CONTENTS Groundwater Research - An Introductory Overview . V. RAMESAM ...
.. Game Theory Analysis of a Groundwater Contamination Dispute . ALDO
DAGNINO , Keith W. HIPEL AND NIALL M. FRASER ... 6 Drastic : A Standardized
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5502608

Category: Groundwater

Page: 199

View: 572

Categories: Groundwater

Assessment of Groundwater Resources and Management

Assessment of Groundwater Resources and Management

This volume is addresses the issue to facilitate the joint analysis of groundwater management studies and problems faced by scientist, engineers, managers and other scholars from natural and applied sciences.

Author: A. L. Ramanathan

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9788190675727

Category: Groundwater

Page: 518

View: 609

The hydrogeological aspect of groundwater science is universal and applied in nature to have a sustainable water resource development with social, economic, ecological, cultural and aesthetic background. Since 99% of the world's fresh available water is groundwater; yet, the majority of financial resources are directed to surface water found in rivers and lakes. This serious imbalance requires urgent redress. This volume is addresses the issue to facilitate the joint analysis of groundwater management studies and problems faced by scientist, engineers, managers and other scholars from natural and applied sciences. Significant financial support is required for basic groundwater research if sustainable development is to be a realistic goal. As a fresh water resource, groundwater has major advantages over surface water. This is the basic idea that explicitly appears in almost all paper of this book. The authors have tried to focus their task on those topics that seemed to us more urgent and relevant and have paid much attention to questions related to management of aquifers, groundwater pollution, the long-term problems and the key issues in developing countries, where majority of world population live and where at present enormous groundwater abstraction occurs. We (editors) have dissipated proper information in a systematic scientific manner to make the concept of groundwater management and sustainability understandable to everyone, through this book. The book provides a platform to bring together earth scientists, professionals from chemical and engineering science disciplines, public health professionals and social scientists involved with the management and development of groundwater resources. The book is expected to reflect the current understanding of all the issues related to management of groundwater resources and their sustainable use.
Categories: Groundwater

Intelligent Systems and Decision Making for Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

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 .

Author: Chongfu Huang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203771471

Category: Computers

Page: 966

View: 373

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
Categories: Computers

Groundwater in the Environment

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 ...

Author: Paul L. Younger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444309041

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 359

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="http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/younger"www.blackwellpublishing.com/younger/a.An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Pleasecontact our Higher Education team at ahref="mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]/afor more information.
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Environmental Science

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
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Author: Daniel D. Chiras

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763708607

Category: Science

Page: 642

View: 625

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.
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Groundwater Contamination Use of Models in Decision Making

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.

Author: G. Jousma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400923010

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 747

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.
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Recent Trends in Water Research

Recent Trends in Water Research

S. Chidambaram, Reader, Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University
is an expert in the field of groundwater resource management especially on its
quality, sources and evolution (isotope hydrogeology). He is a university gold ...

Author: S. Chidambaram

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789380026916

Category: Groundwater

Page: 235

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The developments in science pave way to the betterment of the mankind. A field of research develops only when it copes up with the recent developments. This book aims to bring together and document the recent developments in the field of water research. This book is an agglomeration of different aspects of water research and recent developments covering surface water, rain water and ground water. Several multi disciplinary papers covering geophysical applications, hydrogeochemical aspects, isotopic signature, speciation of trace elements, etc., were incorporated to give an insight into the various aspects of water resources. The applications of resistivity survey in identification of sea water intrusion, the chemical nature of water in different environments, their equilibrium conditions, quality, spatial and temporal variations in their quality and quantity are also discussed in detail. This edition is done with a clear and simple style with main emphasis on present problems from developing world environments highlighting the relevant data with examples representing current status of various water resources. All these features make this book indispensable to the researchers and managers of water resources in most part of the world.
Categories: Groundwater

Groundwater and Ecosystems

Groundwater and Ecosystems

... University of Trento, Trento, Italy BENSE Victor University of East Anglia,
School of Environmental Sciences, Norwich, ... Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon,
Portugal COOK Peter G. National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
, ...

Author: Luis Ribeiro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203490990

Category: Nature

Page: 358

View: 743

Groundwater resources are facing increasing pressure from consuming and contaminating activities. There is a growing awareness that the quantitative and qualitative preservation of groundwater resources is a global need, not only to safeguard their future use for public supply and irrigation, but also to protect those ecosystems that depend partial
Categories: Nature

Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi Arid Areas

Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi Arid Areas

S. Ahmed Indo-French Centre for Groundwater Research National Geophysical
Research Institute Hyderabad India P. Bauer-Gottwein Institut for Vand og
Miljøteknologi Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Bygningstorvet Bygning 115, rum
154 ...

Author: Howard S. Wheater

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139489720

Category: Science

Page:

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Arid and semi-arid regions face major challenges in the management of scarce freshwater resources under pressures of population, economic development, climate change, pollution and over-abstraction. Groundwater is commonly the most important water resource in these areas. Groundwater models are widely used globally to understand groundwater systems and to guide decisions on management. However, the hydrology of arid and semi-arid areas is very different from that of humid regions, and there is little guidance on the special challenges of groundwater modelling for these areas. This book brings together the experience of internationally leading experts to fill a gap in the scientific and technical literature. It introduces state-of-the-art methods for modelling groundwater resources, illustrated with a wide-ranging set of illustrative examples from around the world. The book is valuable for researchers, practitioners in developed and developing countries, and graduate students in hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources management, environmental engineering and geography.
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Groundwater Management in the East of the European Union

Groundwater Management in the East of the European Union

Rafał Janica In the past transboundary groundwater research between Poland
and its neighbors could not be freely carried on because of specific geopolitical
condition in the period precedent political transformation in the region of Central
 ...

Author: Tomasz Nalecz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789048195343

Category: Science

Page: 188

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This volume is the result of work carried out under the NATO SPS Study Pilot Project "Sustainable Use and Protection of Groundwater Resources - Transboundary Water Management." It contains basic information on hydrogeological conditions, groundwater management and monitoring in areas of the Belarus, Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian borders, simultaneously borders of the European Union with its eastern partners. In view of the importance of the rational utilization of groundwater reserves, which is essential for our future existence, the book presents recommendations for a united methodology of an integrated groundwater monitoring system in this transnational area. The contributions also cover environmental and surface water issues that have direct effects on groundwater resources. The financial dimension of resource mobilization for environmental projects in Eastern Europe also features as part of a complex project solution.
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