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Environmental Hydrogeology

2nd Edition

By Philip E. LaMoreaux, James W. LaMoreaux, Mostafa M. Soliman, Bashir A. Memon, Fakhry A. Assaad

CRC Press

375 pages | 158 B/W Illus.

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Headlines continue to blare news of climate change, tangential catastrophic events, and dwindling energy resources. Written by respected practitioners, and geared to practitioners and students, Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition explores the role that hydrogeology can play in solving challenging environmental problems.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Coverage of groundwater recharging
  • Exploration of geology of sink hole prone areas
  • A case study of how salt-water springs were drawn down to manageable levels in the Red River

Comprehensive Coverage from Trusted Experts

The authors provide a complete introduction to the fast-growing and evolving field of environmental hydrogeology and its future. The second edition includes completely updated material and select new case studies. Matching the caliber of coverage found in the previous edition, the authors explore topics such as the geological aspects of disposal sites, surface water hydrogeology, groundwater hydrology and wells, environmental impacts and the hydrological system, and more. They also include types, sources, and properties of waste products, and propose waste management programs for groundwater protection.

Explore Applications and Solutions

Looming threats such as climate change, water pollution, acid rain, and air pollution extend beyond national boundaries and span the gaps between continents. An in-depth understanding of hydrogeology will be necessary to resolve these problems. Focusing on science rather than the regulations of any particular jurisdiction, the authors explore a variety of solutions and practical applications to issues such as groundwater recharging and protection.

Table of Contents


Geological Aspects for Assessment, Clean-up, and Siting of Waste Disposal Sites


Geological Aspects

Data Acquisition of Rock and Formation Fluid Testing

Summary Site Selection




Hydrologic Cycles

Main Components of Hydrology

Watershed Hydrology



Environmental Impacts Related to Hydrogeological Systems

Natural and Manmade Disasters

Land Subsidence

Causes of Subsidence

Damage Cost and Legal Aspects of Land Subsidence

Kinds of Waste and Physiography of Waste Disposal Sites

Kinds and Sources of Wastes

Types of Waste

Gaseous Wastes

Hazardous Wastes

Physiography of Waste Sites

Environmental Concerns on Hydrogeological Systems

Environmental Impacts on Water Resource Systems


Climatic Changes and Their Effect on the Water Resources

Surface Water Pollution

Ground-water Pollution

Ground-water Monitoring

Waste Management for Ground-Water Protection

Primary Concept

Alternative of Waste Disposal

Disposal and Control

Ground-water Protection

Risk and Legal Aspects of Waste Disposal Sites

Components of the Risk Assessment Process

Hydrogeological Systems and Monitoring

Hydrogeologic and Environmental Considerations for Design and Construction in Karst Terrain/Sinkhole Prone Areas


Investigation – Design Considerations

Design and Construction Considerations


Ground-Water Modeling


Electric Simulation Model

Hele Shaw Model

Resistance Network Model

Simulation Technique

Resistor — Capacitor Network Model --Resistor instead of Regester

Analog Computers

Digital Computer

Finite-Element Method

Ground-water Quality Models

Difficulties and Short Comings

Case Studies

The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System in Egypt

Siting A Secure Hazardous Waste Landfill in a Limestone Terrane

Catastrophic Subsidence:  An Environmental Hazard, Shelby County, Alabama Environmental Hydrogeology of Figeh Spring, Damascus, Syria

Collection and Disposal of Naturally Occurring Chloride Contaminated Ground-water to Improve Water Quality in the Red River Basin

Ground-water Recharge & Its Environmental Impact with Case Studies





Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply