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Groundwater Pollution, Aquifer Recharge and Vulnerability

Product Code: SP130
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by N. S. Robins
Publication Date: 04 February 1998
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The primary groundwater management issue in many countries today is pollution. This may derive from a point source, perhapsa leaking solvent store at a factory, or it may be diffuse, such as the threat posed by the use of agricultural fertilisers andpesticides. The key to understanding the transport of a pollutant from the ground surface or near surface into an aquifer is anunderstanding of recharge. In turn, this allows the vulnerability of aquifers to pollution to be classified and appropriate landzones to be defined. Land zonation of different classes of aquifer vulnerability is a valuable tool for management and planning. In this volume the recent developments within the interlinked areas of groundwater pollution, aquifer recharge and vulnerabilityare highlighted. The book provides an up-to-date description of the relationship between pollution, recharge and vulnerabilityset against the current groundwater protection policies of the UK and Republic of Ireland. It also provides keynote overviewsfor each topic.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-98-5
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-98-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.75 kg

Contents

Recharge: the key to groundwater pollution and aquifer vulnerability • Groundwater recharge and pollution vulnerability of British aquifers: a critical overview • Identification of the source and fate of nitrate contamination of the Jersey bedrock aquifer using stable nitrogen isotopes • The British Nuclear Fuels Drigg low -level waste ste characterization programme • Changes in groundwater chemistry due to rising groundwater levels in the London Basin between 1963 and 1994 • Groundwater resource development and protection considerations for the Ogallala Formation in Ogallala, Nebraska • Aquifer susceptibility to side-effects of groundwater exploitation • A geophysical investigation of saline intrusion and geological structure beneath areas of tidal coastal wetland at Langstone Harbour, Hampshire, UK • Evidence for rapid groundwater flow and karst-type behaviour in the Chalk of southern England • Groundwater recharge: an overview of estimation `problems' and recent developments • Water transport through the unsaturated zone of the Middle Chalk: a case study from Fleam Dyke lysimeter • Recharge through the drift: a study of contrasting Chalk catchments near Redgrave Fen, UK • Estimation of groundwater recharge on Jersey • Groundwater recharge and pollution transport beneath wastewater irrigation: the case of Leon, Mexico • Recharge components in a semi-arid area: the Sana'a Basin, Yemen • Mapping groundwater vulnerability: the Irish perspective • Assessment of groundwater vulnerability in England and Wales • Methods used to delineate groundwater source protection zones in England and Wales • Is all groundwater worth protecting? The example of the Kellaways Sand

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