Groundwater Assessment, Modeling, and Management

1st Edition

M. Thangarajan, Vijay P. Singh

CRC Press
Published July 20, 2016
Reference - 511 Pages - 30 Color & 243 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498742849 - CAT# K26819

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Your Guide to Effective Groundwater Management

Groundwater Assessment, Modeling, and Management discusses a variety of groundwater problems and outlines the solutions needed to sustain surface and ground water resources on a global scale. Contributors from around the world lend their expertise and provide an international perspective on groundwater management. They address the management of groundwater resources and pollution, waste water treatment methods, and the impact of climate change on groundwater and water availability (specifically in arid and semi-arid regions such as India and Africa). Incorporating management with science and modeling, the book covers all areas of groundwater resource assessment, modeling, and management, and combines hands-on applications with relevant theory.

For Water Resource Managers and Decision Makers

The book describes techniques for the assessment of groundwater potential, pollution, prevention, and remedial measures, and includes a new approach for groundwater modeling based on connections (network theory). Approximately 30 case studies and six hypothetical studies are introduced reflecting a range of themes that include: groundwater basics and the derivation of groundwater flow equations, exploration and assessment, aquifer parameterization, augmentation of aquifer, water and environment, water and agriculture, the role of models and their application, and water management policies and issues. The book describes remote sensing (RS) applications, geographical information systems (GIS), and electrical resistivity methods to delineate groundwater potential zones.

It also takes a look at:

  • Inverse modeling (pilot-points method)
  • Simulation optimization models
  • Radionuclide migration studies through mass transport modeling
  • Modeling for mapping groundwater potential
  • Modeling for vertical 2-D and 3-D groundwater flow

Groundwater Assessment, Modeling, and Management explores the management of water resources and the impact of climate change on groundwater. Expert contributors provide practical information on hydrologic engineering and groundwater resources management for students, researchers, scientists, and other practicing professionals in environmental engineering, hydrogeology, irrigation, geophysics, and environmental science.