This new edition adds several new chapters and is thoroughly updated to include data on new topics such as hydraulic fracturing, CO2 sequestration, sustainable groundwater management, and more. Providing a complete treatment of the theory and practice of groundwater engineering, this new handbook also presents a current and detailed review of how to model the flow of water and the transport of contaminants both in the unsaturated and saturated zones, covers the protection of groundwater, and the remediation of contaminated groundwater.
Table of Contents
Classical Hydrogeology. History of Groundwater. Geological Occurrence of Groundwater. Field Methods for Groundwater Evaluation. Elementary Groundwater Flow and Transport. Two and Three Dimensional Groundwater Flow. Groundwater Modeling. Groundwater Contaminants. Flow and Transport in Fractured Media. Groundwater Monitoring. Well Design and Construction. Well Hydraulics and Aquifer Tests. Classical Vadose Zone Modeling. Soil Properties and Movement in the Unsaturated Zone. Infiltration. Contaminant Transport in the Unsaturated Zone. Preferential Flow. Data Acquisition and Analysis (Geophysics, etc.). Hydrogeological Characterization. Geophysicial and Tracer Characterization. Geostatistics. Hydraulic Tomography. GIS and Groundwater. Subsurface Heterogeneity/Uncertainty Quantification/Mode Validation. MADE Site and Heterogeneity. Saturated Transport Under Certainty. Risk Assessment. Optimization Under Certainty. Model Validation. Advanced Modeling Techniques and Topics. Fractal Concepts. Anomalous Transport. Mixing. Multiscale Models of Flow and Transport. Scaling. Flow and Transport in Swelling Clays. Karstic Flows. Surface/Groundwater Interactions. Sea Water Intrusion. Application Areas. CO2 Sequestration. Sustainable Groundwater Development. Global Warming and Groundwater. Ecohydrology. Biodegradation. Landfills. Remediation. Mining and Groundwater Protection. Fracking.
"This is one of the best books in groundwater science and engineering. It is comprehensive both in terms of variety of subject areas and the material covered for each subject. It includes theory, modelling, and applications. So, it can be used as textbook, reference book, and even as a book for design guidelines. It contains basic concepts as well as advanced and state-of-the-art materials. It is a must-have book for students, researchers, consultants, academics, and practitioners."
—S. M. Hassanizadeh, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
"This is the ideal text for students and professionals who are interested in learning the subsurface hydrology and advanced applications in groundwater engineering."
—Kuo-Chin Hsu, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
"The book is encyclopedic in its scope and is a valuable resource for both practitioners and researchers. The handbook covers traditional topics, as well as cutting edge topics on new emerging groundwater problems. There is no other comprehensive book that includes new topics such as multiscale methods, hydraulic tomography, scaling, anomalous dispersion, CO2 sequestration, climate change, and ecohydrology."
—Albert J. Valocchi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
"The book gives a nice ‘big-picture’ introduction to the classical and state-of-the-art concepts used in hydrology. Ideal for anyone entering a hydrological field without the specific technological background. I work with graduate students and researchers in other areas, and this book is an ideal resource for bridging fields."
—Lynn Schreyer, Washington State University, USA
"I find the materials very concise and exceptionally well-written . . . the book is an encyclopedia for beginners, and a catalogue for advanced readers; but also readable to general audience with a basic level of scientific training."
—Peng Wang, Beihang University, Beijing, China
"The handbook presents a nice and complete review on the most important topics related to groundwater hydrology. I do research in the field of porous media and I know very well the quality of the research published by the different scientists in charge for the writing of the handbook’s chapters. Since theoretical aspects and well as advanced and evolving approaches are described, the handbook is suitable for students that want to approach the ‘porous medium world’ as well as researchers that want to be updated on the novel issues concerning porous medium investigation and modeling."
—Monica Moroni, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
" . . .a well-rounded tool useful to academicians, modelers, and engineering practitioners alike. I appreciate the very thorough approach to groundwater engineering. I am confident the materials presented can act as a reference for both academics and practitioners, and thus reach to a broad audience. The index is complete, and so is the coverage of classical and innovative topics."
—Vittorio Di Federico, University of Bologna, Italy
"I am sure that students, teachers, researchers and practitioners concerned with groundwater analysis will find much in this book that is instructive, useful and timely."
—Gerardo Severino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
"This book could be an interesting addition to any hydrogeological library. It would be a good complement to most groundwater textbooks, particularly by providing additional material on modeling concepts and field investigations. A good overview of some advanced and emerging topics is provided."
—Groundwater, July-August 2017