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Hydrogeology: Groundwater Science and Engineering

Alain Dassargues
August 01, 2018

This text combines the science and engineering of hydrogeology in an accessible, innovative style. As well as providing physical descriptions and characterisations of hydrogeological processes, it also sets out the corresponding mathematical equations for groundwater flow and solute/heat...

Engineering Karstology of Dams and Reservoirs

Petar Milanović
May 18, 2018

Karst terrains have been modified and adapted through a range of human activities as the need for flood control, irrigation, food production, hydropower production and other resources has increased. Successful reclamation projects require construction of dams and reservoirs. Karst...

Two- and Three-Dimensional Flow of Groundwater

Florimond De Smedt, Wouter Zijl
February 16, 2018

This monograph is a practical guide to groundwater flow theory intended to serve students and practitioners by bridging the gap between basic hydrogeology and groundwater modeling. It synthesizes the mathematics of groundwater flow and provides information in an easily-accessible format for...

Sustainable Groundwater Resources in Africa: Water supply and sanitation environment

Yongxin Xu, Eberhard Braune
September 13, 2017

Empowering people, reducing poverty, improving livelihoods and promoting economic growth, while at the ensuring sustainable ecosystems, requires local, appropriate and widely replicable solutions. In the search for these, poor sanitation and poor water supply are major drivers in cycles of...

Groundwater Governance in the Indo-Gangetic and Yellow River Basins: Realities and Challenges

Aditi Mukherji, Karen G. Villholth, Bharat R. Sharma, Jinxia Wang
September 13, 2017

One of the key features of agricultural development in the last five decades has been intensive groundwater use in the Indo-Gangetic Basin (Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh) and in the Yellow River Basin (China). Groundwater irrigates almost 60% of the net irrigated area in South Asia and 70%...

Land Subsidence Mitigation: Aquifer Recharge Using Treated Wastewater Injection

Frank R. Spellman
August 30, 2017

This book examines the process of injecting treated wastewater into wells to replenish aquifers, and thereby slow the process of land subsidence, and help to mitigate coastal flooding. It explains how up to fifty percent of sea-level rise may be due to land subsidence, and up to fifty percent of...

Groundwater Response to Changing Climate

Makoto Taniguchi, Ian P. Holman
June 16, 2017

Groundwater systems are vital to both society and the environment, supporting food production and many other ecosystem services. Sustainable management of this vital resource for future generations requires a sound understanding of how groundwater might respond to the inevitable changes in future...

Engineering Hydrology of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

Mostafa M. Soliman
June 14, 2017

The natural scarcity of water in arid and semiarid regions, aggravated by man-made factors, makes it difficult to achieve a reliable water resources supply. Communities in these areas pay the price for thousands of years of water manipulation. Presenting important insight into the complexities of...

Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design

P. Mark Hawley, John Cunning
April 10, 2017

Guidelines for Mine Waste Dump and Stockpile Design is a comprehensive, practical guide to the investigation, design, operation and monitoring of mine waste dumps, dragline spoils and major stockpiles associated with large open pit mines. These facilities are some of the largest man-made structures...

Field Hydrogeology: A Guide for Site Investigations and Report Preparation, Second Edition

John E. Moore
March 29, 2017

In recent years, the focus in hydrogeologic investigations has expanded to include aquifer sustainability as part of resource evaluations. While there are other books on the subject, Field Hydrogeology: A Guide for Site Investigations and Report Preparation provides the first integrated...

Numerical Simulation in Hydraulic Fracturing: Multiphysics Theory and Applications

Xinpu Shen, William Standifird
March 16, 2017

The expansion of unconventional petroleum resources in the recent decade and the rapid development of computational technology have provided the opportunity to develop and apply 3D numerical modeling technology to simulate the hydraulic fracturing of shale and tight sand formations. This book...

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering

John H. Cushman, Daniel M. Tartakovsky
November 07, 2016

This new edition adds several new chapters and is thoroughly updated to include data on new topics such as hydraulic fracturing, CO2 sequestration, sustainable groundwater management, and more. Providing a complete treatment of the theory and practice of groundwater engineering, this new handbook...