416 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 200 B/W Illus.
Groundwater: Modeling, Monitoring and Evaluation provides a comprehensive understanding of the state-of-art techniques used for groundwater resources. The book provides simple case studies from various geographical regions of the world, focusing on evaluation, modeling and management strategies that can be adopted to achieve groundwater sustainability. It emphasizes topics of research on groundwater hydrology, including interactions of surface- and groundwater to assess the effect of anthropogenic activities on groundwater quality, climate change impacts and adaptation to groundwater resources, and hydro-economic modeling of groundwater resources.
Groundwater occurrence and movement. Physical and numerical modeling of groundwater flow. Physical and numerical modeling of pollution flow through porous media. Occurrence and movement of groundwater in sedimentary basin. Evaluation of groundwater resources. Estimation of groundwater resources using geophysical methods. Groundwater resources evaluation using remote sensing. Geostatistics in groundwater resources evaluation. Prediction of groundwater level using statistical approaches. Integrated approach of groundwater resources evaluation. Multi-criteria decision making in groundwater resources. Subjective approach for evaluation of groundwater resources. Physical model based weighting approach for groundwater resources evaluation. Data driven approaches for multi-criteria decision making in groundwater. Surface water-groundwater interaction. Impact of groundwater pumping on surface water resources. Effect of sewage disposal on ground water quality. Assessment of the impact of land use on groundwater quality. Climate change impacts on groundwater resources. Direct and indirect impacts of climate change on groundwater resources. Climate change impacts on groundwater abstraction in groundwater dependent irrigated region. Climate change impacts on groundwater pollution. Adaptation to climate change impacts on groundwater resources Groundwater economics and management. Groundwater resources management in urban areas. Optimal spacing of groundwater wells for minimize pumping cost. Evaluation of economic losses due to groundwater level drop in irrigated region. Mitigation of carbon emission from irrigation pumps.