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.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48596-5
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
- Print ISBN 978-3-662-48594-1
- Online ISBN 978-3-662-48596-5
- Series Print ISSN 1867-979X
- Series Online ISSN 1616-864X
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