240 pages | 103 B/W Illus.
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.
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.
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.
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.