375 Pages 158 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


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