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Groundwater Hydrology of Springs

Engineering, Theory, Management and Sustainability

Groundwater Hydrology of Water Resource Series Water is an essential environmental resource and one that needs to be properly managed. As the world places more emphasis on sustainable water supplies, the demand for expertise in hydrology and water resources continues to increase. This series is intended for professional engineers, who seek a firm foundation in hydrology and an ability to apply this knowledge to solve problems in water resource management. Future books in the series are: Groudwater Hydrology of Springs (2009), Groudwater Hydrology of River Basins (2009), Groudwater Hydrology of Aquifers (2010), and Groudwater Hydrology of Wetlands (2010).First utilized as a primary source of drinking water in the ancient world, springs continue to supply many of the world's cities with water. In recent years their long-term sustainability is under pressure due to an increased demand from groundwater users. Edited by two world-renowned hydrologists, Groundwater Hydrology of Springs: Theory, Management, and Sustainability will provide civil and environmental engineers with a comprehensive reference for managing and sustaining the water quality of Springs. With contributions from experts from around the world, this book cover many of the world's largest springs, providing a unique global perspective on how engineers around the world are utilizing engineering principles for coping with problems such as: mismanagement, overexploitation and their impacts both water quantity and quality. The book will be divided into two parts: part one will explain the theory and principles of hydrology as they apply to Springs while part two will provide a rare look into the engineering practices used to manage some of the most important Springs from around the world.

HydrologistsWater Resources Planning Managers Water Conservation ManagersHydrogeologistsWater Utility Managers

Hardbound, 592 Pages

Published: September 2009

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-1-85617-502-9


  • "Overall, this publication competently fills a gap in modern hydrogeological literature and with its emphasis on the sustainable exploitation and protection of spring waters it should be on the reading list of all aspiring and practicing hydrogeologists."--Hydrogeology Journal (2011) 19: 1279-1280


  • Part One: Theories and Principles 1. 1. Occurrence, Types and Classification 2. Hydrology and Modeling 3. Surface Water and Groundwater Interaction4. Water Quality and Treatment 5. Utilization and Regulation 6. Delineation of Protection ZonesPart Two: Engineering Cases Studies 7. Americas 8. Europe 9. Middle East and Asia10. Africa


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