groundwater management Articles

  • Groundwater management in China

    After introducing groundwater development and other issues, the paper analyzes China's groundwater management system and its problems, and provides suggestions for improving the system. Increasing water demand since the 1970s has resulted in severe groundwater overdraft, water level decline and water quality degradation in China, but the current management system is not able to provide an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater Asset Management in Mining

    Mike Deed is the author of an interesting article on Groundwater Asset Management in Mining that appeared in the December issue of Geodrilling International. The article focuses on the importance of implementing a regular maintenance programme to control borehole contamination and keep systems running efficiently. ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Swarm intelligence for groundwater management optimization

    This paper presents some simulation–optimization models for groundwater resources management. These models couple two of the most successful global optimization techniques inspired by swarm intelligence, namely particle swarm optimization (PSO) and ant colony optimization (ACO), with one of the most commonly used groundwater flow simulation code, MODFLOW. The coupled simulation–optimization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

    ESdat environmental data management software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. Leakages of TCE and the subsequent ...

  • Knowledge, participation and transparency in groundwater management

    Water in sufficient amounts and quality is essential for meeting both human and ecological needs. Most water used by mankind is destined for agriculture, and demand is steadily growing. Under this pressure, water management faces significant environmental problems. In the case of groundwater, these difficulties are exacerbated by intensive, unregulated exploitation, and the spatial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater banking: opportunities and management challenges

    Groundwater banking is the use of aquifers to store water to balance seasonal or longer-term variations in supply and demand. The large storage capacity provided by aquifers can be a valuable tool for conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater as well as other elements of integrated water resources management. Successful groundwater banking requires favorable hydrogeological conditions to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing the invisible : understanding and improving groundwater governance

    Groundwater is playing an increasingly important role in domestic, industrial and agricultural water supply. With the advent of the tube well and driven by the rapid growth of demand for agricultural and municipal water, annual global groundwater extraction has increased in recent decades from 100 km3 a year in 1950 to a current estimated use of about 800 km3 a year (Wada et al., 2010; Margat, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater management: a search for better policy combinations

    Excessive groundwater pumping is now a global concern. There is no panacea for this problem, which needs to be addressed through continual policy improvements based on case studies. Good examples of the diversity of groundwater management are demonstrated by the Tokyo (Japan) and Orange County Water District (OCWD, California, USA) experiences. In Tokyo, excessive groundwater pumping was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bank filtration as managed surface-groundwater interaction

    Riverbank Filtration (RBF) is a managed surface-groundwater interaction process where surface water is induced to flow to pumping wells installed on the banks of rivers and lakes. We present the surface-groundwater interaction issues at various geomorphologic settings, from the headwaters of a river to its confluence with the oceans/lakes. In each reach, the factors for the sustainable operation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • WaterActive Jan 2014: Groundwater Asset Management

    Mike Deed, Managing Director of Geoquip Water Solutions, considers the problems of groundwater asset management in the January 2014 issue of WaterActive. Groundwater boreholes are a key component for commercial operations where large volumes of water are required, as part of the ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Mining wastewater management and its effects on groundwater and ecosystems

    Large-scale mining activities have a huge impact on the environment. Determination of the size of the effect and monitoring it is vital. In this study, risk assessment studies in mining areas and the effect of mining on groundwater and ecosystems were investigated. Best management practices and risk assessment steps were determined, especially in areas with huge amounts of mining wastewater. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A new frontier in Texas: managing and regulating brackish groundwater

    The challenge of providing access to clean water is visible in Texas, where chronic drought coincides with increasing water demand. The 2012 Texas State Water Plan reports a 2,700 million cubic metres (MCM) gap between freshwater supply and demand in 2010, a number predicted to grow to 3,100 MCM by 2060. Due to the difficulty of reducing water demand, policy makers and water providers are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Low-Flow Purging Reduces Management of Contaminated Groundwater

    Purging a monitoring well prior to sampling removes stagnant water in the well casing and ensures collection of groundwater samples representative of formation water. Traditionally, a number of well casing volumes are removed (from three to five) and water stabilization parameters are monitored during removal of the casing volumes. Temperature, pH and specific conductance are routinely monitored ...

  • ECSMGE CONFERENCE 2015: Managing the Clogging of Groundwater Wells

    This is the poster or summary of a paper being presented at the XVI ECSMGE  - European Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering - in Edinburgh from 13th to 17th September 2015. Groundwater wells are common to many civil engineering projects and their operational performance can play a crucial role. The wells may be part of a construction dewatering system, ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Water Use in the Mining Industry

    Freshwater resources are protected as industry begins to put emphasis on sustainability The mining industry has a great impact on water resources, both depleting water supplies with high usage and polluting them with discharges or seepage from tailings or waste rock impoundments. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Royal Eijkelkamp helps manage groundwater problems in Sri Lanka

    Royal Eijkelkamp has won a five-year multi-million euro project in Sri Lanka. Under instructions of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, Royal Eijkelkamp will start this month in various regions of the South Asian country with the realisation of a groundwater monitoring network. “Like many other countries, Sri Lanka also faces a variety of groundwater ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • The importance of groundwater monitoring

    Groundwater monitoring is an essential element in any environmental information system. Based upon validated groundwater monitoring data, information is derived on which decisions can be made. Constant monitoring provides the necessary data input for your smart environment and is basically the basis of the decision making process concerning spatial planning and climate change adaptation. As in ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Conjunctive management of surface and groundwater in transboundary watercourses: a first assessment

    Cooperative management of transboundary river basins is widely recognized as important. Emphasis on joint management of shared aquifers has also grown in recent years. Perhaps surprisingly, despite abundant focus on transboundary surface water and growing focus on shared groundwater, there is scant focus on their intersection. To address this knowledge limitation, this article reviews ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrate Screening in groundwater and surface water aids study and management

    Tasked with monitoring a watershed covering nearly 4,000 square miles, almost 2,300 miles of rivers and streams, and a huge aquifer that provides drinking water for more than 1.2 million people, water quality monitoring specialists at the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) in Dayton, Ohio, have their hands full. The District – established in 1913 to protect Dayton from flooding – has grown into a ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • Soil and groundwater remediation

    At a site in northern Indiana on behalf of a multinational client, Troy Risk operated a groundwater remediation system to cleanup the source of chlorinated solvent impact to a groundwater aquifer system. Prior to 1988, the site was occupied by a manufacturing facility. In March 1995, chlorinated volatile compounds (CVOCs) were detected pursuant to due diligence for real estate refinancing. From ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

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