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Selected Water Problems in Islands and Coastal Areas - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080244471, 9781483189178

Selected Water Problems in Islands and Coastal Areas

1st Edition

With Special Regard to Desalination and Groundwater

Author: Sam Stuart
eBook ISBN: 9781483189178
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 528
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Selected Water Problems in Islands and Coastal Areas serves as a guideline for implementing, at the policy and decision-making level, the rational and economic use of water resources. This book focuses on groundwater management and the possible utilization of desalination facilities, specifically in arid or semi-arid coastal areas. Organized into five parts encompassing 63 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the forecasts of water supply requirements. This text then explores the necessary regulations of both surface and groundwater in coastal areas and islands with limited water resources. Other chapters consider the curative measures in the case of recurring salination by using artificial or increased natural infiltration. This book discusses as well the techniques to be used for artificial infiltration into aquifers using deep wells to avoid clogging. The final chapter deals with the problems of communal installations, water supply, drainage and waste disposal. This book is a valuable resource for engineers.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Conclusions and Recommendations

I Optimal Management of Groundwater Resources and Its Relationship to Surface Waters

(a) Rocks with Pore Permeability

Introductory Report

Groundwater Conditions and Water Supply in the Coastal Region of Belgium

Method for Modeling an Aquifer and the Evaluation of the Base Flow of Rivers

Measurement of Flow Rates in Different Wells on the Island of Gran Canaria, Using the Single Well Method and Radioactive Tracer

The Exploitation of Coastal Aquifers in Tunisia: Problems and Prospects

Chloride Content of Surface Water as a Result of Geologic Processes and Groundwater Flow in a Coastal Area in the Netherlands

Study of the Coastal Aquifer near Koksijde, Belgium, and Effects of Its Recovery

Aquifer Models and Their Applications

A Review of United Nations Water Resources Activities in Coastal Areas and Islands

Methodology of the Study of Coastal Fresh-Water Aquifers with a View to Their Optimum Utilization

Prevention of Salt Intrusion in a Coastal Aquifer and Artificial Recharge: The Gapeau Aquifer at Hyeres (France)

Withdrawals from a Coastal Aquifer and Monitoring of Water Quality: Sector of Saint Tropez, Valley of the Mole and the Giscle (France)

Water Resources Management and Project Planning in the Canary Islands

Optimal Management of Groundwater Resources and Its Relationship to Surface Waters in Greece: Rocks with Pore Permeability

Optimal Management of Groundwater Resources and Its Relationship to Surface Waters: Coastal Groundwater State of Research in France in 1978

(b) Rocks with Fissured Permeability

Introductory Report

Water Resources Management in the Island of Majorca

Pumping Tests in High Permeability Coastal Aquifers with Sea Water Intrusion Problems

Water Resources of Minorca: Evaluation, Exploitation and Control

On the Water Supply of Islands and Coastal Regions

Some Considerations on the Natural and Artificial Recharge of Groundwater

Groundwater Resources in Sicily: Present Position and Research Prospects

Diversion and Exploitation of Saline Sources in Meliones (Malaga) to Avoid Salination of the Guadalhorce River

Groundwater in Coastal Areas of the Republic of Ireland

Selected Problems in Water Management in Malta

Groundwater Conditions in the Catalonian Coastal Aquifers

Study and Capture of Fresh Water in a Fissured or Karstic Milieu Situated on a Seacoast

Investigations of Underground Waters on the Sea Bed along the Eastern Adriatic Coast

Study of Water Resources in Volcanic Islands: Experience in the Canary Islands

II Groundwater Quality Control and Protection Areas

Introductory Report

Measures of Protection of Groundwater

Some Examples of the Influence of the Climate on the Bacteriological Quality of Groundwater

The European Community's Groundwater Protection Program

Water Supply and Waste Water Disposal on the Island of Anholt

Protection of Groundwater Purity

Groundwater Quality Control and Protection in the Netherlands

Proposal for the Management of Groundwater as a Common Heritage

III Water Demand Policies under Limited Water Resources Conditions

Introductory Report

Alternative Supply to Different Sectors of the Distribution Network: Las Palmas De Gran Canaria Water Supply During the Last Twenty Years

How to Tackle Water Problems in Connexion with Countries Similar to Malta with Small Surface Area and Little Rainfall

Methods of Reducing Water Waste in Water Works Provided with Adequate Reserves, under Normal Supply Conditions

IV Desalination

(a) Technological Progress

Introductory Report

Desalination against Water Shortage in Porto Torres Petrochemical Factory

Sea Water Desalination as an Integrative Source of Natural Water Supplies for Southern Italy Coastal Areas

High Temperature Desalination with Sulphate Removal Pretreatment

(b) Operation and Economic Aspects of Management

Introductory Report

Research Program of the Department of Hydraulic Works

Sea Water Desalination - Specific Energy Consumption for Different Processes

Distillation Plants Built by the Ministry of Public Works and the Future Outlook

Combined Production of Electricity and Water: Evaluation of the Prospects of Desalination Plants with Low Heat Consumption

Technical and Economic Evaluation of Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) Desalting Plant Construction and Operation: An Experience in Connexion with Heat Recovery from Solid Waste Incinerating Plants

Water Supply by Vapor Compression Desalination Plants: Experiences and Results After Some Years of Operation in the Islands of Lampedusa and Linosa

Disjunctive Water Desalination versus Water Transportation by Ship: a Case History — Water Supply to Ceuta from the Bay of Algeciras

The Combined Production of Electricity and Fresh Water on the Island of Texel

Energy Consumption in Desalination Plants

Operation and Management of the Las Palmas Desalination Plant from 1970 to 1977

V Waste Water Re-Use

Introductory Report

Artificial Recharge in the Coastal Aquifers near Barcelona

Current Position of Waste Water Re-Use in Spain and Short-Term Prospects

Re-Use of Treated Sewage for Sea Water Intrusion Control in Llano De Palma (Balearic Islands)

Use of Treated Municipal Sewage in an Integrated Steel Plant

Re-Use of Waste Water for Aquifer Recharge: Application on the Island of Porquerolles

Water Supply on the Islands of Porquerolles and Port-Cros


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About the Author

Sam Stuart

Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Physiotherapist and a Research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Oregon, USA

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