Groundwater: Hydrogeochemistry, Environmental Impacts and Management Practices


Segun Michael Adelana (Editor)
Victorian Department of Environment & Primary Industries, Future Farming Systems Research Division, Victoria, Australia

Series: Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
BISAC: TEC010030

Contamination of groundwater sources is a global phenomenon and it’s becoming evident that unregulated human activity will lead to further deterioration of the resource in many countries of the world. There is therefore an increasing need for research and informed policies to strategically manage groundwater along with other natural resources. This book has been structured into ten chapters, including an introductory background and contextual material for its contributions, with case studies from US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Serbia, India, Malaysia, Netherlands, and South Africa. Contributions in this book range from hydrogeochemical investigations and evaluation of groundwater usability for water supply as well as for agricultural purposes to groundwater quality descriptions and characterisation.

Issues on groundwater overdevelopment and the consequent quality degradation; flow and recharge processes with management implications; groundwater dependent ecosystems and ecological implications are well covered in its content. A number of simulation variants from numerical modelling to characterise groundwater conditions and estimate groundwater resources potential in large basins are presented to support technical decisions and policy making. The prospects and problems of groundwater development are addressed in this book and novel bioremediation technology with more than 10 years of successful application in remediating groundwater contaminated with chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAHs) concludes the content. This book will be useful to all within the groundwater community, researchers and policy makers alike. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Introduction to Hydrogeochemistry, Environmental Impacts and Management Practices (1-10)
S. Michael Adelana (Victorian Department of Environment & Primary Industries, Future Farming Systems Research Division, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter 2 – Hydrogeochemistry in Groundwaters of Barreiro, Araxá City, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (11-38)
Luis Henrique Mancini and Daniel Marcos Bonotto (Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Câmpus de Rio Claro, Av. 24-A No.1515, C.P. 178, CEP 13506-900, Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brasil)

Chapter 3 – Hydrogeochemical Characterisation of Groundwater in the Cape Flats Area, South Africa: Constraints for Water Supply Augmentation (39-70)
Segun Michael Adelana, Yongxin Xu and Petr Vrbka (Victorian Department of Environment & Primary Industries, Future Farming Systems Research Division, Victoria, Australia and others)

Chapter 4 – Overdevelopment of Groundwater and Effect on Its Movement and Quality in an Agriculture Dominated Area in North-Western India (71-94)
S. K. Goyal, A. K. Narula and B. S. Chaudhary (Department of Physics, RKSD College, Kaithal, Haryana, and Department of Geophysics, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, Haryana, India)

Chapter 5 – Groundwater in Serbia: Resources, Environmental Impacts and Sustainable Management (95-112)
Ranko Dragović, Milan Đorđević, Nataša Martić-Bursać, Snežana Dragović, Ljiljana Janković-Mandić, Aleksandar Radivojević and Ivan Filipović (University of Niš, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Department of Geography, Niš, and University of Belgrade, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 6 – Sustainable Groundwater Resources Management for Langat Basin, Selangor, Malaysia through Numerical Modelling (113-139)
Saim Suratman (Hydrogeology Research Centre, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia, Jalan Putra Permai, Selangor, Malaysia)

Chapter 7 – Flow, Recharge and Mixing Processes in the Werribee Basin (Australia) Using Natural Environmental Isotope Geochemistry: Implications for Water Resources Management (140-184)
S. Michael Adelana, Graeme Allinson, Matt Kitching, Hiroyuki Ii, Scott Salzman, Elissa McNamara, Masonobu Taniguchi, George Croatto and Bruce Shelley (Victorian Department of Environment & Primary Industries, Future Farming Systems Research Division, Victoria, Australia and others)
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Chapter 8 – Groundwater Streams Running Over Clay on the Talus Slope of the Niagara Escarpment (Canada): An Overview with Ecological Implications (185-204)
H. J. Swatland (University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada)

Chapter 9 – Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems – Science, Challenges, and Policy Directions (205-230)
David K. Kreamer, Lawrence E. Stevens and Jeri D. Ledbetter (Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, US and others)
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Chapter 10 – Bioremediation of Chloroethylenes: An Evaluation of Groundwater Recirculation Systems (231-250)
H. M. T. de Vries and A. A. M. Nipshagen (Bioclear, Groningen, The Netherlands)



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