Aquifers: Properties, Roles and Research

Heather Bailey (Editor)

Series: Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
BISAC: SCI081000

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Groundwater is a major concern for the human community as it is the most important and reliable source of freshwater supply on earth. It is a renewable and finite natural resource, vital for man’s life, socio-economic development and it is a valuable component of the ecosystem. However, groundwater is vulnerable to both natural and human impacts. An aquifer is an underground porous rock formation which allows water to move through it. Water wells are drilled through aquifers for easier access to groundwater in many areas and is sometimes the only access to fresh water. This book discusses the properties, roles, and provides further new research on aquifers. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. An Overview of Aquifer Vulnerability
Saheed A. Oke (Civil Engineering Department, Central University of Technology Bloemfontein, South Africa)

Chapter 2. Hydrochemical Analysis of Groundwater from Brazilian Aquifers by TXRF Analysis
Daniel Marcos Bonotto and Gabrielle Roveratti (Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro (SP), Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. The Water Quality Evaluation of Aquifer Systems on Human Health: A Case Study of Northern Sri Lanka
Pankaj Kumar, Chitresh Saraswat, Binaya Kumar Mishra and Srikantha Herath (United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan)

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