groundwater assessment Articles

  • Assessment of groundwater quality in sunamganj of Bangladesh

    Huge quantities of groundwater, particularly from the shallow aquifers, are used for irrigation in Bangladesh and in the absence of adequate surface water in the dry season, irrigation becomes heavily dependent on groundwater. The water quality management is essential for long-term irrigation system as it persuades the soil properties. In irrigation water evaluation, emphasis is given on chemical ...


    By University of Tehran

  • A critical assessment of groundwater governance in Tunisia

    More than 40% of irrigation water currently used in Tunisia is provided by groundwater aquifers, most of which are in a critical state of depletion due to its overexploitation during the last three decades. This paper provides a critical assessment of groundwater management in Tunisia based on interviews with key officials from central and regional administrations, in addition to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were appointed to assist in the identification of a hydrocarbon contamination source that had resulted in significant vapours within a residential property. Further works to asses the nature and extent of soil contamination were also commissioned, together with detailed vapour risk assessments and subsequent vapour remediation works. ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Development of a groundwater fungal strain as a tool for toxicity assessment

    Despite the significant ecological role in groundwater the value of fungi as indicators of groundwater pollution is not known, as fungi are notoriously challenging to assess for toxicity because of their varied morphological components, in particular their filamentous structures. Hence they remain rarely used in environmental risk assessments and monitoring programs for aquatic systems. We ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Tunnelling in Chalk: Groundwater monitoring and risk assessment

    Morgan Est is constructing a tunnel to carry high voltage electricity cables between two electrical substations.  The tunnel will mostly be excavated in Chalk, with some excavation occurring in the Thanet Sands. ESI was appointed as Morgan Est’s environmental consultant for the project and has managed liaison between Morgan Est, regulators and other stakeholders over the last four ...

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, south-east England

    Project Remediation Strategies were appointed to undertake a soil and groundwater assessment to assist a client in understanding the potential environmental liabilities associated with the shallow soils beneath part of the site.  The client was undertaking a phased renewal of the site tank farm areas, which required the excavation and replacement of shallow soils to allow for new ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Sub-watertable landfill groundwater risk assessment

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Sub-water table landfill site, UK Services: Data collation and analysis, hydrogeological risk assessment , regulatory liaison and negotiation, Environmental Permit Application support Issues: Sub-water table landfill site, sensitive receptors (major aquifer), potential risk to ...

  • Soil and groundwater assessment, North-West England

    Project Remediation Strategies were retained to undertake contamination delineation and assessment work at a logistics depot following an accidental release of a large volume of diesel.  An overnight failure in a joint on a pressurised fuel pipeline had resulted in a loss of 15,000 litres of red diesel. Initial response works identified a small proportion of the diesel had ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Above watertable landfill (groundwater risk assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring borehole installation, sample collection and data interpretation. Issues: Change in waste stream and potential risk to groundwater,  Summary: ESI provided site ...

  • Assessments of Effect of Land-use change in Groundwater Storage

    Assessment of effects due to land use change in groundwater storage is performed in Kathmandu Valley basin of 651 km2. Effect of land use change is found to be more in groundwater than surface water. Increased impervious area due to land use change has been major factor in contributing to decreased infiltration. The ground water storage is depleting due to fact that the extraction of groundwater ...


  • Above Watertable Landfill (Groundwater Risk Assessment)

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring borehole installation, sample collection and data interpretation. Issues: Change in waste stream and potential risk to groundwater,  Summary: ESI provided site ...

  • Spatial assessment of groundwater demand in Northwest Bangladesh

    Spatial assessment of groundwater demand has been carried out as a part of sustainable water resources management in Northwest Bangladesh. ASTER images are synthesised for extracting the extent of irrigated land. The Penman?Monteith method is used for the calculation of reference evapotranspiration from climate data. Soil information is used for the estimation of water requirement for land ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Suitability Assessment of Groundwater for Irrigation and Drinking Purpose in the Northern region off Jordan

    In the study, groundwater samples were collected from fifty wells in the northern region of Jordan. These samples have been assessed on the basis of various qualitative parameters. The considered water quality parameters are; pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved salts, calcium and magnesium, sodium, potassium, carbonate, bicarbonate, chloride, sulphate, fluoride, sodium adsorption ratio, ...


  • Integrated fuzzy-stochastic risk assessment for contaminated groundwater systems

    This study advances an integrated fuzzy-stochastic risk assessment (IFSRA) approach for the management of contaminated groundwater systems by systematically quantifying multiple uncertainties associated with site conditions and health impact criteria. The approach is based on fuzzy multi-attribute decision analysis, factorial designs, numerical modelling, and Monte Carlo simulation. The developed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing climate change impact on root-zone water balance and groundwater levels

    The present study employs regional climate model projections for assessing the impact of root-zone water balance and groundwater levels using crop and groundwater models. The projections from Hadley Regional Model 3 (HRM3) for A1B scenario showed an increase in temperature and rainfall (RF) of 1.8 °C and 328 mm, respectively, during mid-century (MC) (2021–2050) for Indian central Punjab. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Public health risk assessment of groundwater contamination in Batman, Turkey

    In this study, a comprehensive analysis of groundwater was performed to assess contamination and phenol content in Batman, Turkey, particularly in residential areas near agriculture, livestock and oil industry facilities. From these areas, where potentially contaminated groundwater used for drinking and irrigation threatens public health, 30 groundwater samples were collected and analyzed for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk assessment of BTEX in the groundwater of Songyuan region of Songhua River in China

    BTEX compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (m-, p-xylene and o-xylene)) in shallow groundwater were investigated in 16 monitoring wells of the Songyuan region (Songhua River basin). Mean concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes were found to be 1.53 μg/L, 1.76 μg/L, 2.11 μg/L and 0.30 μg/L, respectively. Ecological and human health risk assessments were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of uncertainty parameters in risk assessment of agricultural chemicals on groundwater contamination

    Risk assessment is meaningful to quantitatively define adverse effects on human health and natural environment and it is possible to choose the most effective action related to groundwater contamination. In this paper, parameter uncertainties in risk assessment in geo-environmental system are examined through a probabilistic application of deterministic contaminant transport model using Latin ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating groundwater/surfacewater transition zones in ecological risk assessments

    Currently, there is a common perception that the discharge of contaminated groundwater to a surfacewater body does not pose an ecological risk if contaminant concentrations in surface-water samples are below analytical detection limits or at very low concentrations. The transition zone represents a unique and important ecosystem that exists between surface-water and the underlying ground-water, ...

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