This text combines the science and engineering of hydrogeology in an accessible, innovative style. As well as providing physical descriptions and characterisations of hydrogeological processes, it also sets out the corresponding mathematical equations for groundwater flow and solute/heat transport calculations. And, within this, the methodological and conceptual aspects for flow and contaminant transport modelling are discussed in detail. This comprehensive analysis forms the ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate students interested in groundwater resources and engineering, and indeed its analyses can apply to researchers and professionals involved in the area.
Table of Contents
1. General introduction 2. Hydrologic balance and groundwater 3. Groundwater terminology and examples of occurrences 4. Saturated groundwater flow 5. Hydraulic conductivity measurements 6. Land subsidence induced by pumping and drainage 7. Introduction to groundwater quality and hydrochemistry 8. Contaminant transport, residence times, prevention, and remediation 9. Groundwater flow and transport under partially saturated conditions 10. Salinization and density dependent groundwater flow and transport 11. Heat transfer in aquifers and shallow geothermy 12. Methodology for groundwater flow and solute transport modeling 13. Main principles of numerical techniques used in groundwater modeling
Alain Dassargues is Professor in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology at the University of Liège in Belgium, he was also part-time professor at the KULeuven (1995-2012) and Chair of the Belgian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (2012-2016).
"The underlying theory and the link to practical applications are provided and well explained. The potential readership is very wide. Professionals working in academia and industry will find this book to be a valuable companion that broadens the horizon and refreshes the basics. I recommend it also to undergraduate and graduate students, but some of the topics (e.g., unsaturated flow, numerical modeling, and land subsidence) are more suited for graduate students. The book is also highly recommended to open-minded hydrologists who might want to extend or brush up their knowledge of the subsurface."
-- Philip Brunner in Groundwater