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Groundwater Quality Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited by Piotr Maloszewski, Stanisław Witczak, Grzegorz Malina

CRC Press

370 pages

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Sustainable groundwater development requires knowledge of the appropriate recharge and transport-processes. This is a prerequisite to understanding: (i) groundwater resources and their availability, and (ii) the dependence between groundwater and the environment. Conceptual understanding of groundwater flow at both temporal and spatial scales (local and regional) is essential for management that will support engineering, industry, agriculture, ecology, and all environmentally related issues.

This book has been prepared for scientists, researchers, students, engineers, water resources specialists, groundwater consultants, government administrators and teachers. It is of direct and applied interest to practitioners in hydrogeology and groundwater (resources, quality, pollution, protection and clean-up), geochemistry and hydrogeochemical modelling, and investigators into environmental hydrology, groundwater dependent ecosystems, and other practical environmental issues.

Table of Contents


About the editors

List of all contributors

Part 1 Groundwater quality

1 The role of the unsaturated zone in determining nitrate leaching to groundwater

M. Matrocicco, N. Colombani, E. Salemi, F. Vincenzi & G. Castaldelli

2 Coupling an unsaturated model with a hydro-economic framework for deriving optimal fertilizer application to control nitrate pollution in groundwater

S. Peña-Haro, F. Stauffer, C. Clementine & M. Pulido-Velazquez

3 Field tests for subsurface iron removal at a dairy farm in Saxony, Germany

J.P. Ebermann, D. Eichhorn,W. Macheleidt, J.J. Ahrns & T. Grischek

4 DNA-microarrays for monitoring natural attenuation of emissions from abandoned landfill sites in contaminated groundwater plumes

C. Charlé, S. Kühn & T. Struppe

5 Methodology for determining impacts on the chemical status of groundwater bodies: An application in a Mediterranean river basin (Southern Spain)

D. Sánchez García & F. Carrasco Cantos

6 Heavy metals removal from contaminated groundwater using permeable reactive barriers with immobilised membranes

I. Zawierucha, C. Kozlowski & G. Malina

7 Event based monitoring and early warning system for groundwater resources in alpine karst aquifers

H. Stadler, A. Leis,M. Plieschnegger, P. Skritek & A.H. Farnleitner

8 Cryopegs in theYakutian diamond-bearing province (Russia)

S.V. Alexeev, L.P. Alexeeva & A.M. Kononov

9 Hydrogeological studies in diapiric-layering salt formation: The eastern part of the Catalonian Potassic Basin

F. Ribera, H. Dorca, N. Otero, J. Palau & A. Soler

10 Hypogenic karst development in a hydrogeological context, Buda Thermal Karst, Budapest, Hungary

A. Eross, J. Mádl-Szonyi & A.É. Csoma

11 Geochemistry of thermal waters of the Sikhote-Alin ridge, Russia

I.V. Bragin, G.A. Chelnokov & M.G. Blokhin

12 Arsenic in groundwater inWestern Anatolia,Turkey: A review

O. Gunduz, A. Baba & H. Elpit

Part 2 Groundwater management

13 Regional spatial-temporal assessment of the sustainability of groundwater exploitation in the south of Portugal

T. Stigter, J.P. Monteiro, L. Nunes, L. Ribeiro & R. Hugman

14 Quality and quantity status and risk assessment of groundwater bodies in the karst areas of Croatia

R. Biondic, B. Biondic, J. Rubinic & H. Measki

15 WEAP-MODFLOW as a Decision Support System (DSS) for integrated water resources management: Design of the coupled model and results from a pilot study in Syria

J. Maßmann, J.Wolfer, M. Huber, K. Schelkes,V. Hennings, A. Droubi & M. Al-Sibai

16 Groundwater recharge evaluation based on the infiltration method

S. Stasko, R. Tarka & T. Olichwer

17 Seawater intrusion control by means of a reclaimed water injection barrier in the Llobregat delta, near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

F. Ortuño, E. Custodio, J. Molinero, I. Juarez,T. Garrido & J. Fraile

Part 3 Groundwater – surface water interaction

18 Sustainability of river bank filtration – examples from Germany

T. Grischek, D. Schoenheinz, P. Eckert & C. Ray

19 Comparison of established methods to determine infiltration rates in river banks and lake shore sediments

M. Soares, G. Gunkel & T. Grischek

20 Estimation of ratio of interception by shelterbelts from the saturated zone to evaporative loss

A. Kedziora & D. Kayzer

Part 4 Regional groundwater problems

21 Hydrogeological characterisation of the heterogeneity of aquitards from a multilayered system

O. Cabaret, A. Dupuy & F. Larroque

22 Hydrogeological characterisation of two karst springs in Southern Spain by hydrodynamical data and intrinsic natural fluorescence

J.A. Barberá & B. Andreo

Part 5 Data processing & modelling

23 Integration of environmental tracer information with groundwater modelling

F. Stauffer & W. Kinzelbach

24 Optimising groundwater monitoring networks using the particle swarm algorithm

N. Ganji Khorramdel, S. Javadi, K. Mohammadi, K. Howard & M.J. Monem

25 A novel approach to groundwater model development

T.D. Krom & R. Lane

26 Determining natural background values with probability plots

T.Walter, A. Beer, D. Brose, D. Budziak, P. Clos,T. Dreher, H.-G. Fritsche, M. Hübschmann, S. Marczinek,A. Peters, H. Poeser, H.-J. Schuster, B.Wagner, F.Wagner, G. Wirsing & R.Wolter

Author index

Subject index

SERIES IAH-Selected Papers

About the Editors

Piotr Maloszewski (PhD, DSc) at HMGU-Institute of Groundwater Ecology, Neuherberg, Germany, served as associate editor for the Journal of Hydrology for 3 years and 5 years as associate editor in Hydrological Science Journal. He is reviewer for several journals in the field of hydrology and author/co-author of 160 publications and one book.

Prof. Stanislaw Witczak (PhD, DSc) at AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Krakow, Poland is author and co-author of more than 160 publications and reviewer for Applied Geochemistry and Hydrogeology Journal.

Prof. Dr Grzegorz Malina (PhD, DSc, EurIng) at AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Krakow, Poland is Co-editor of "Soil and Sediment Remediation: Mechanisms, technologies and applications", editor of 3 books (in Polish), author/co-author of 4 books (in Polish), reviewer for several journals and author/co-author of more than 150 papers and technical notes.

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:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply