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1st Edition

Groundwater Flow Understanding
From Local to Regional Scale

ISBN 9781138372542
Published August 9, 2018 by CRC Press
200 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Any sustainable groundwater development programme requires knowledge of the prevailing flow system, extending from local to regional scale. This book of selected papers discusses integral groundwater management with scale flow issues and presents methods of defining, preventing, controlling and mitigating negative environmental impacts related to groundwater. It highlights specific issues such as trans-boundary groundwater flow, groundwater recharge, groundwater mining, and groundwater flow in thick aquifers, and stresses the importance of the sustainable development of groundwater and its social and economic implications. The book will interest groundwater researchers and professionals, students, government administrators and educators, providing new insights into the procedures and processes that are influenced by the scale of the groundwater flow system.

Table of Contents

a. Evolution of palaeowaters in sedimentary basins and coastal aquifers;
b. Groundwater flow system, subsidence and solute transport controls
c. Groundwater flow system response in thick aquifer units


1. Integrative modelling of global change effects on the water cycle
2. Water management in transboundary hard rock regions
3. Combined use of indicators to evaluate waste-water contamination to local flow systems in semi-arid regions
4. Integrating physical hydrogeology, hydrochemistry, and environmental isotopes to constrain regional groundwater flow
5. The South African groundwater decision tool
6. Causes and implications of the drying of Red Rock crater lakes, Australia
7. The development of a methodology for groundwater management
in dolomitic terrains of South Africa

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