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Groundwater Science and Policy: An International Overview

Edited By: Philippe Quevauviller

754 pages, 197 illus

Royal Society of Chemistry

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #168250 | ISBN-13: 9780854042944
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This book offers a scientific overview of key findings in groudwater management set in context against the legislative milestones ensuing as a result of research and development activities. Highlighting the close relationship between policy requirements and scientific knowledge, the editor provides up-to-date information on the EU groundwater policy framework complimented with discussions on intergrating R&D activity and output into policy implementation. Examples of research projects contributing to both policy development and implementation are provided and discussed.


1. General introduction: The need to protect groundwater; 2. Science-policy integration needs; 3. Groundwater regulatory framework; 4. Stakeholder's interactions; 5. Groundwater characterization and risk assessment; 6. Groundwater monitoring; 7. Groundwater pollution prevention and remediation; 8. Integrated river basin management; 9. Groundwater status assessment; 10. Modeling; 11. Conclusions - Further policy and research needs; Appendix I - Outline of Water Framework Directive; Appendix II - Outline of Groundwater Directive.

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Philippe QUEVAUVILLER is a member of the Water & Marine Unit of the EC Environment Directorate-General where he is responsible for the development and implementation of a new Groundwater Directive which will complement the existing water policy framework. He has worked as a researcher in marine geochemistry for over 20 years during which he has published more than 200 papers in the international literature and several books linked to environmental quality measurements. He is also a part-time professor at the K.U. Leuven teaching "water quality and treatment".

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