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Hydrogeological and Environmental Investigations in Karst Systems

Textbook

Series: Environmental Earth Sciences

By: Bartolomé Andreo (Editor), Francisco Carrasco (Editor), Juan José Durán (Editor), Pablo Jiménez (Editor), James W LaMoreaux (Editor)

638 pages, 244 colour & 44 b/w illustrations, 100 colour tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Sep 2014 | #192325 | ISBN-13: 9783642174346
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NHBS Price: £85.50 $109/€102 approx

About this book

Hydrogeological and Environmental Investigations in Karst Systems provides a detailed introduction to the full range of advanced, multidisciplinary techniques used in the study of water resources from understanding individual aquifers to the protection and management of water in a sustainable way, compatible with the preservation of the environment. Based on a masters course from UNESCO's International Hydrological Program, this textbook is accompanied by color figures and graphics, illustrating clearly the content of the text and showing real examples from the field. Each chapter also contains a list of exercises and practical activities as well as case studies.


Contents

MODULE I Water and the hydrological cycle
- Surface water
- Groundwater
- Chemical, isotopic and microbiological, composition of water
- Case examples
- Practical activities

MODULE II EXPLORING AND MONITORING WATER
- Data monitoring and recording
- Hydrological and environmental mapping
- Case examples
- Practical activities

MODULE III WATER RESOURCES IN DIFFERENT GEOLOGICAL MEDIA
- Water resources in hard rocks
- Water resources in detritic materials
- Water resources in karstifiable rocks
- Coastal aquifers
- Case examples
- Practical activities

MODULE IV WATER QUALITY, CONTAMINATION AND PROTECTION OFWATER
- Natural quality of water
- Water contamination
- Preventing contamination and protecting groundwater
- Case examples
- Practical activities

MODULE V WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
- Hydrologic research in wetlands
- Water in protected natural spaces
- Case examples
- Practical activities

MODULE VI WATER RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
- Managing water resources
- Extracting groundwater
- Case examples
- Practical activities

MODULE VII PROJECTS AND STUDIES ON WATER RESOURCES ANDENVIRONMENT
- Creating and managing projects on water resources and the environment
- Water in evaluation and environmental impact studies
- Projects on geothermal resources and geological storage within aquifers
- Case examples
- Practical activities

MODULE VIII LAWS AND ECONOMY OF WATER
- Laws on water
- Water economics
- Case examples
- Practical activities


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