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Groundwater Vulnerability and Pollution Risk Assessment

1st Edition

Edited by Andrzej J. Witkowski, Sabina Jakóbczyk-Karpierz, Joanna Czekaj, Dorota Grabala

CRC Press

240 pages | 103 B/W Illus.

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This volume contains 15 selected papers presented at two IAH conferences which were held in Ustroń, Poland in 2015 ("Groundwater Vulnerability - From Scientific Concept to Practical Application" ) and in 2018 ("New Approaches to Groundwater Vulnerability"). The contents of the book is divided in four main parts. In addition to the comparison and validation of different methods of groundwater vulnerability (DRASTIC, GOD, PI, RTt, AVI, SINTACS, COP) the book contains new interesting aspects of vulnerability assessment regarding, for example, evaluation of coastal aquifer vulnerability and aquifer vulnerability to methane gas leakage from shale gas wells. The book also contains the results of studies on factors affecting intrinsic and specific vulnerability assessment (migration of antibiotics and nitrate, groundwater-surface water interaction). An interesting aspect of the book are examples of the different national approaches to groundwater vulnerability mapping (Poland, Ireland, Italy). The book will be very useful for hydrogeologists interested in groundwater vulnerability, experts interested in risk assessment, environmentalists, land use planners, water managers, employees of companies from the environmental industry, regional and local environmental protection councils, and students.

Table of Contents

New Approaches to Groundwater Vulnerability; Factors Affecting Vulnerability Assessment - From Scientific Concept to Practical Application; Comparison and Validation of Different Methods of Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment for Different Groundwater Systems; Groundwater Vulnerability Mapping - Examples of the Different National Approach.

About the Editors

Andrzej J. Witkowski, PhD, DSc, is an associate professor at the University of Silesia in Poland and Head of the Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology. His academic work has included studies on hydrogeology, groundwater protection, vulnerability and monitoring. He is the author or co-author of 162 publications in the area of hydrogeology and groundwater protection and author or co-author of about 130 unpublished projects and reports. He was co-editor of IAH Selected Papers on Hydrogeology, Vol.11.- "Groundwater vulnerability assessment and mapping". He is editor-in-Chief of the Polish journal "Hydrogeologia" and member of the Editorial Board of the Slovak journal "Podzemna Voda". Professional affiliations: IAH – International Association of Hydrogeologists (President of the Polish National Chapter, 2010-2016), IMWA – International Mine Water Association (Vice President, 2000-2003; President,2003-2008; Honorary President since 2008), SHP- Association of Polish Hydrogeologists (President since 2011), SAH- Slovenska Asociácie Hydrogeológov.

Sabina Jakóbczyk-Karpierz, PhD, is a hydrogeologist. She has worked at the Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland) since 2008. Her research interests are groundwater geochemistry, geochemical modelling and application of environmental tracers in groundwater dating and protection. She has been involved in several European projects concerning groundwater quality and management of groundwater resources. She was reviewer for such Journals as: „Journal of Hydrology", "International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health", "Water". She is a member of the IAH and SHP - Association of Polish Hydrogeologists.

Joanna Czekaj, MSc, has a 8-year experience in hydrogeology. Her main field of research is groundwater-surface water interaction, especially the problem of groundwater interaction with artificial drinking water reservoirs. Her interest is focused on GIS, water resources modeling and its application in sustainable water resources management. One of the most important aspects of Joanna’s work is research implementation under R&D activities. Currently, Joanna is working at the R&D department in one of the biggest water supplying company in Poland – Silesian Waterworks PLC and her responsibilities include managing of PROLINE-CE and boDEREC-CE projects, co-funded by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE program.

Dorota Grabala, MSc, is researcher at the Department of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, University of Silesia (Poland). She is involved in regional hydrogeological studies and problems of groundwater protection and monitoring. She has been involved in several Polish and international projects on groundwater pollution and management (WOKAM - World Karst Aquifer Mapping, INTERREG CE).

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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