Threats to the Quality of Groundwater Resources

Prevention and Control

  • Andrea Scozzari
  • Elissavet Dotsika

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Andrea Scozzari, Elissavet Dotsika
    Pages 1-11
  3. Marco Doveri, Matia Menichini, Andrea Scozzari
    Pages 13-30
  4. Platon Gamaletsos, Athanasios Godelitsas, Elissavet Dotsika, Evangelos Tzamos, Jörg Göttlicher, Anestis Filippidis
    Pages 77-113
  5. Barbara Nisi, Brunella Raco, Elissavet Dotsika
    Pages 115-150
  6. Bouabid El Mansouri, Malika Kili, Jamal Chao, Ahmed Fekri, Abdelaziz Mridekh
    Pages 175-191
  7. M. Bavusi, V. Lapenna, A. Loperte, E. Gueguen, G. De Martino, I. Adurno et al.
    Pages 193-224
  8. Svetlana Bortnikova, Nataliya Yurkevich, Elisaveta Bessonova, Yury Karin, Olga Saeva
    Pages 239-256
  9. Genni Testa, Gianluca Persichetti, Romeo Bernini
    Pages 257-278
  10. Corrado Di Natale, Francesca Dini, Andrea Scozzari
    Pages 279-311
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 313-317

About this book


This book focuses on scientific and technological aspects ofgroundwater-resources assessment and surveillance. It describes relevant risks and investigatesselected techniques for the monitoring and mitigation of the individuated threats to groundwater quality. The authors discuss the concepts of groundwater-resources protection andofferexamples of both geogenic and anthropogenic degradation of groundwaterquality, such as heavy metals from mining activities and natural water-rock interactions, as well as risk of contamination due to geological CO2 storage practices etc.The volume also coversnon-invasive monitoring techniques and briefly addresses innovative sensor technologies for the online assessment of water quality.Furthermore, the role played by geochemical techniques, the potential of environmental isotopes and the support provided by physical modelling arehighlighted. The chapters guide the reader through various viewpoints, according to the diverse disciplines involved, without aiming to be exhaustive, but instead picking representative topics for their relevance in the context of groundwater protection and control.

This book will be of interest to advanced students, researchers, policy-makers and stakeholders at various levels.


Geological CO2 storage Hydrogeochemical methods Groundwater contamination Electromagnetic sensing techniques Water pollution Geoelectrical measurements Groundwater pollution Microfluidic optical methods Non-conventional electrochemical sensors Non-conventional optical sensors Acid mine drainage

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Scozzari
    • 1
  • Elissavet Dotsika
    • 2
  1. 1.Technologies (CNR-ISTI)CNR Institute of Information Science andPisaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Material ScienceNCRS “Demokritos”Aghia ParaskeviGreece

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