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Objectives, Methods, Applications, 1st Edition

By Éric Gilli, Christian Mangan, Jacques Mudry

CRC Press

394 pages | 167 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2012-09-14
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Hydrogeology, the science of groundwater, requires a multidisciplinary approach involving many other sciences: surface hydrology, climatology, geology, geography, physics, chemistry, biology, and more. This book takes a broad view, considers water as a single entity, and presents many examples illustrating the variety of existing hydrogeological problems and the diverse scientific, technical, and social approaches used in resolving them. It is intended primarily for students of Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Physical Geography. It will also be useful to all players involved in water-related issues: hydrogeologists, geologists, soil scientists, agronomists, civil engineers, and developers.

Table of Contents

Concepts in Hydrogeology

Definition and history of hydrogeology

Groundwater’s place in the Earth Sciences

Applications of hydrogeology

Water cycles

The infiltration of water below ground and the concept of an aquifer

Porous aquifers and groundwater circulation

Fractured aquifers

Karst aquifers

Island and coastal aquifers

Thermomineral water and geothermal energy

Water quality

Tools and Methods of Hydrogeology

Preliminary documentation

The study of the geometry of aquifers

Characterizing aquifers

Hydrogeologic syntheses and budgets

Diviners and divining

Water Resources

Water needs and their evolution

The exploitation of aquifers

Protection of aquifers

Management of aquifers

Examples of the search for drinking water

Hydrogeology in Civil Engineering

Water and construction

Mass wasting

Underground construction

Dams and reservoirs

Underground storage


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Environmental Science