Emphasizes actual engineering problems that the authors encountered and solved. Contains a glossary, conversion tables, and mathematical models of selected case studies. Covers surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, and the design of wells. Discusses relationships between environmental impacts and hydrogeological systems. Describes the types and sources of wastes and their properties, including adverse effects on the environment. Examines environmental impacts on water resource systems and waste management for groundwater protection.
Explore the Role of Hydrogeology in Local Issues and Global Perils
Headlines continue to blare news of climate change, tangential catastrophic events, and dwindling energy resources. Written by respected practitioners, and geared to practitioners and students, Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition explores the role that hydrogeology can play in solving challenging environmental problems.
New in the Second Edition:
- Coverage of groundwater recharging
- Exploration of geology of sink hole prone areas
- A case study of how salt-water springs were drawn down to manageable levels in the Red River
Comprehensive Coverage from Trusted Experts
The authors provide a complete introduction to the fast-growing and evolving field of environmental hydrogeology and its future. The second edition includes completely updated material and select new case studies. Matching the caliber of coverage found in the previous edition, the authors explore topics such as the geological aspects of disposal sites, surface water hydrogeology, groundwater hydrology and wells, environmental impacts and the hydrological system, and more. They also include types, sources, and properties of waste products, and propose waste management programs for groundwater protection.
Explore Applications and Solutions
Looming threats such as climate change, water pollution, acid rain, and air pollution extend beyond national boundaries and span the gaps between continents. An in-depth understanding of hydrogeology will be necessary to resolve these problems. Focusing on science rather than the regulations of any particular jurisdiction, the authors explore a variety of solutions and practical applications to issues such as groundwater recharging and protection.