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Groundwater Flow Understanding

From Local to Regional Scale, 1st Edition

Edited by J. Joel Carrillo Rivera, M. Adrian Ortega Guerrero

CRC Press

188 pages | 70 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editors

J. Joel Carrillo R. is the Professor of groundwater at the Institute of Geography, UNAM (México) and obtained relevant experience in Australia. He and his students research a variety of hydrogeological issues related to the groundwater flow system analysis as applied to the definition of environmental problems from where agreeable solutions

may be proposed. This systemic view of groundwater he also thoroughly been lectured in Latin America. He is the President of the IAH-Mexican Chapter.

Adrian Ortega is Professor at the National University of Mexico. His research interest focuses on groundwater flow, origin, chemistry and solute and contaminant transport

in high compressible closed basin aquitards, from detailed local field instrumentation sites to watershed scale.

About the Series

IAH - Selected Papers on Hydrogeology

The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) serves scientists, engineers and other professionals working in the field of groundwater resource planning, management and protection. IAH has two book series which are produced under the imprint of CRC Press in the Netherlands, part of the Taylor and Francis Group. IAH books have the common purpose of spreading the science and knowledge of hydrogeology and are products arising from IAH’s congresses and meetings, its commissions and networks, as well as a variety of other sources. Information is gathered from highly respected sources and include case studies, regional descriptions, analyses of sub-disciplines and outputs from major international programmes.

Selected Papers
The first series is the Selected Papers, often referred to as the ‘green books’. These are collections of papers derived from Congress and other meetings which normally, but not always, were sponsored by IAH. They may also be a collection of papers derived from a programme of investigation that again need not necessarily have enjoyed direct IAH involvement.

International Contributions to Hydrogeology
The second series, International Contributions to Hydrogeology, the ‘blue books’, includes monographs on sub-disciplines of hydrogeology as well as outlets for major international investigatory programmes and collections of papers within a broad theme of international interest.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply