Groundwater and Subsurface Environments

Human Impacts in Asian Coastal Cities

  • Makoto Taniguchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Subsurface Environmental Problems and Urban Development in Asia

  3. Groundwater Degradation and Resources Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Oranuj Lorphensri, Anirut Ladawadee, Surapol Dhammasarn
      Pages 127-142
  4. Groundwater Contamination and Loads to the Ocean

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Supitcha Chanyotha, Makoto Taniguchi, William C. Burnett
      Pages 143-158
    3. Shin-ichi Onodera
      Pages 159-184
  5. Subsurface Thermal Anomalies Due to Global Warming and Urbanization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Chieh-Hung Chen, Chung-Ho Wang, Deng-Lung Chen, Yang-Yi Sun, Jann-Yenq Liu, Ta-Kang Yeh et al.
      Pages 185-199
    3. Yingjiu Bai, Jehn-Yih Juang, Akihiko Kondoh
      Pages 231-246
  6. Integrated Assessment of Subsurface Environments in Asia

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-312

About this book


Excessive groundwater pumping, groundwater contamination, and subsurface thermal anomalies have occurred frequently in Asian coastal cities, greatly disturbing the urban aquifer and the subsurface environment. In this volume, the relationship between the stage of a city’s development and subsurface environment issues have been explored. Intensive field surveys were done in Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Jakarta, and Manila. New, advanced methods, including satellite, tracer techniques, and the social economy model, were developed to evaluate subsurface conditions. Groundwater storage and groundwater recharge rates, as well as the accumulation and transport of pollutants, have been compiled as integrated indices of natural capacities under climate and social changes, and used to evaluate the vulnerability risk for all cities. The indices have been made on a yearly basis for seven cities for a century (1900–2000). Using these indicators it is now possible to manage groundwater resources in a sustainable fashion. This volume is indispensable to researchers in hydrology, coastal oceanography, civil engineering, urban geography, social economy, climatology, geothermics, and urban management.

Editors and affiliations

  • Makoto Taniguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Humanity and NatureKyotoJapan

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