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Groundwater for Sustainable Development
Problems, Perspectives and Challenges

ISBN 9780415407762
Published April 1, 2008 by CRC Press
484 Pages 185 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Groundwater is the most important source of domestic, industrial, and agricultural water and also a finite resource. Population growth has created an unprecedented demand for water, with the situation most critical in the developing world, where several million people depend on contaminated groundwater for drinking purposes. Geogenic contaminants, such as arsenic and fluoride at toxic levels, pose major environmental risks and endanger public health. This book is a collection of papers providing a multi-disciplinary overview for scientists and professionals involved in the sustainable development of groundwater resources.

Table of Contents

I: Sustainable groundwater resources assessment and recharge processes
II: Water and environment
III:  Groundwater modeling and its application in aquifer systems
IV: Coastal groundwaters and impact of tsunami
V: Arsenic and fluoride in groundwater
VI: Groundwater management

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