Groundwater Vulnerability and Pollution Risk Assessment

1st Edition

Andrzej J. Witkowski, Sabina Jakóbczyk-Karpierz, Joanna Czekaj, Dorota Grabala

CRC Press
November 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 103 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367422370 - CAT# 337227
Series: IAH - Selected Papers on Hydrogeology

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This volume contains 15 selected papers presented at two IAH conferences which were held in Ustroń, Poland in 2015 ("Groundwater Vulnerability - From Scientific Concept to Practical Application" ) and in 2018 ("New Approaches to Groundwater Vulnerability"). The contents of the book is divided in four main parts. In addition to the comparison and validation of different methods of groundwater vulnerability (DRASTIC, GOD, PI, RTt, AVI, SINTACS, COP) the book contains new interesting aspects of vulnerability assessment regarding, for example, evaluation of coastal aquifer vulnerability and aquifer vulnerability to methane gas leakage from shale gas wells. The book also contains the results of studies on factors affecting intrinsic and specific vulnerability assessment (migration of antibiotics and nitrate, groundwater-surface water interaction). An interesting aspect of the book are examples of the different national approaches to groundwater vulnerability mapping (Poland, Ireland, Italy). The book will be very useful for hydrogeologists interested in groundwater vulnerability, experts interested in risk assessment, environmentalists, land use planners, water managers, employees of companies from the environmental industry, regional and local environmental protection councils, and students.


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