1st Edition

Groundwater Assessment, Modeling, and Management

ISBN 9781498742849
Published July 20, 2016 by CRC Press
511 Pages 30 Color & 243 B/W Illustrations

USD $300.00

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Book Description


Your Guide to Effective Groundwater Management

Groundwater Assessment, Modeling, and Management discusses a variety of groundwater problems and outlines the solutions needed to sustain surface and ground water resources on a global scale. Contributors from around the world lend their expertise and provide an international perspective on groundwater management. They address the management of groundwater resources and pollution, waste water treatment methods, and the impact of climate change on groundwater and water availability (specifically in arid and semi-arid regions such as India and Africa). Incorporating management with science and modeling, the book covers all areas of groundwater resource assessment, modeling, and management, and combines hands-on applications with relevant theory.

For Water Resource Managers and Decision Makers

The book describes techniques for the assessment of groundwater potential, pollution, prevention, and remedial measures, and includes a new approach for groundwater modeling based on connections (network theory). Approximately 30 case studies and six hypothetical studies are introduced reflecting a range of themes that include: groundwater basics and the derivation of groundwater flow equations, exploration and assessment, aquifer parameterization, augmentation of aquifer, water and environment, water and agriculture, the role of models and their application, and water management policies and issues. The book describes remote sensing (RS) applications, geographical information systems (GIS), and electrical resistivity methods to delineate groundwater potential zones.

It also takes a look at:

  • Inverse modeling (pilot-points method)
  • Simulation optimization models
  • Radionuclide migration studies through mass transport modeling
  • Modeling for mapping groundwater potential
  • Modeling for vertical 2-D and 3-D groundwater flow

Groundwater Assessment, Modeling, and Management explores the management of water resources and the impact of climate change on groundwater. Expert contributors provide practical information on hydrologic engineering and groundwater resources management for students, researchers, scientists, and other practicing professionals in environmental engineering, hydrogeology, irrigation, geophysics, and environmental science.

Table of Contents


Coastal Groundwater Development: Challenges and Opportunities
Lennox A. Gladden and Namsik S. Park

Gangetic Alluvial Plains: Uniqueness of the Aquifer System for Food Security and for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
D. K. Chadha

Assessment of Groundwater Resources in Brazil: Current Status of Knowledge

Fernando A. C. Feitosa, João Alberto O. Diniz, Roberto Eduardo Kirchheim, Chang Hung Kiang, and Edilton Carneiro Feitosa


An Overview of Six Decades of Research and Evolution in Resistivity Exploration for Groundwater in Hard-Rock Terrain of India
Shrikant Daji Limaye

Application of Electrical Resistivity Tomography in Delineation of Saltwater and Freshwater Transition Zone: A Case Study in West Coast of Maharashtra, India
Gautam Gupta, Vinit C. Erram, and Saumen Maiti

GIS-Based Probabilistic Models as Spatial Prediction Tools for Mapping Regional Groundwater Potential
Madan Kumar Jha, Sasmita Sahoo, V. M. Chowdary, and Niraj Kumar

Hydraulic Fracturing from the Groundwater Perspective

Ruth M. Tinnacher, Dipankar Dwivedi, James E. Houseworth, Matthew T. Reagan, William T. Stringfellow, Charuleka Varadharajan, and Jens T. Birkholzer


Significance of Dar Zarrouk Parameters in Groundwater Management and Aquifer Protection
D. C. Singhal

Estimation of Stream Conductance
Govinda Mishra

Conceptual Understanding and Computational Models of Groundwater Flow in the Indian Subcontinent
K. R. Rushton

Simulation Optimization Models for Groundwater Management

T. I. Eldho, Boddula Swathi, and Partha Majumdar

A New Approach for Groundwater Modeling Based on Connections

B. Sivakumar, X. Han, and F. M. Woldemeskel

Mathematical Modeling to Evolve Predevelopment Management Schemes: A Case Study in Boro River Valley, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Southern Africa
M. Thangarajan

Tackling Heterogeneity in Groundwater Numerical Modeling: A Comparison of Linear and Inverse Geostatistical Approaches—Example of a Volcanic Aquifer in the East African Rift
Moumtaz Razack


Transform Techniques for Solute Transport in Groundwater
Mritunjay Kumar Singh, Vijay P. Singh, and Shafique Ahamad

Precise Hydrogeological Facies Modeling for Vertical 2-D and 3-D Groundwater Flow, Mass Transport, and Heat Transport Simulation
Naoaki Shibasaki

Simulation of Flow and Transport in Fractured Rocks: An Approach for Practitioners
Christopher J. Neville and Vivek S. Bedekar

Modeling of Radionuclide Transport in Groundwater
L. Elango, M. Thirumurugan, Faby Sunny, and Manish Chopra

Benchmarking Reactive Transport Codes for Subsurface Environmental Problems

Dipankar Dwivedi, Bhavna Arora, Sergi Molins, and Carl I. Steefel


Towards Quantification of Ion Exchange in a Sandstone Aquifer

John Tellam, Harriet Carlyle, and Hamdi El-Ghonemy

Evolution of Arsenic Contamination Process and Mobilization in Central Gangetic Plain Aquifer System and Its Remedial Measures

Manoj Kumar, AL. Ramanathan, Alok Kumar, and Shailesh Kumar Yadav

Fluoride in Groundwater: Mobilization, Trends, and Remediation

G. Jacks

Compound Wells for Skimming Freshwater from Fresh Saline Aquifers

Deepak Kashyap, K. Saravanan, M. E. E. Shalabey, and Anupma Sharma

An Overview of Electrochemical Processes for Purification of Water Contaminated by
Agricultural Activities
S. Vasudevan and Mu. Naushad

Fashionable Techniques for Assessment of Groundwater Potential, Pollution, Prevention,
and Remedial Measure

R. Annadurai and Sachikanta Nanda


Managing Groundwater Resources in a Complex Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

J. M. Ndambuki

Water Availability and Food Security: Implication of People’s Movement and Migration
in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Gurudeo Anand Tularam and Omar Moalin Hassan

Utilization of Groundwater for Agriculture with Reference to Indian Scenario

S. Ayyappan, A. K. Sikka, A. Islam, and A. Arunachalam

Groundwater Resource Management Using GIS Tools

K. B. V. N. Phanindra

Application of Natural and Artificial Isotopes in Groundwater Recharge Estimation

A. Shahul Hameed and T. R. Resmi

Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater

Avdhesh Tyagi, Nicholas Johnson, and William Logan Dyer

Multimodeling Approach to Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Water Availability
and Rice Productivity: A Case Study in Cauvery River Basin, Tamil Nadu, India

V. Geethalakshmi, K. Bhuvaneswari, A. Lakshmanan, Nagothu Udaya Sekhar, Sonali Mcdermid,
A. P. Ramaraj, R. Gowtham, and K. Senthilraja

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M. Thangarajan, formerly Scientist-G and head of the groundwater modeling group at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad, India, obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics at Madras University, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his PhD in applied geophysics at the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad. He has carried out research work in the assessment and management of groundwater resources through electric analog and mathematical modeling. He has published over 140 research papers. He is also the co-editor of five conference proceedings volumes, the author of two books on groundwater modeling, and the editor of a book on groundwater.

Vijay P. Singh is a distinguished professor and Caroline and William Lehrer distinguished chair in water engineering in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the Zachry Department of civil engineering at Texas A& M University. He received his BS, MS, PhD, and DSc in engineering. He is a registered professional engineer, professional hydrologist, and an honorary diplomate of water resources engineering for the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, ASCE. He has published more than 850 journal papers; 24 textbooks; 57 edited reference books, and 100 book chapters. He has received numerous honors and awards for his contributions to the field.


"…The ultimate message of the book is ‘groundwater modeling’ as the core issue of management. But to be successful predictive tools the models need to be built on the foundation of sound hydrogeological information. It is a dynamic, complex process evolving through time taking into account all the factors, local and regional, influencing the groundwater regime and management strategies. This book, I am sure, will enormously benefit the hydrogeological community. Editors, M. Thangarajan and V.P.Singh should be complimented for this wonderful publication, no doubt an academic excellence."
Journal of Geological Society of India, May 2017 Issue