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© 1987

Modeling Groundwater Flow and Pollution

Book

Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 27-52
  4. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 53-84
  5. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 85-122
  6. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 123-152
  7. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 153-195
  8. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 196-215
  9. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 216-224
  10. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 225-246
  11. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 247-284
  12. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 285-315
  13. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 316-343
  14. Jacob Bear, Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 344-363
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 364-414

About this book

Introduction

Groundwater constitutes an important component of many water resource systems, supplying water for domestic use, for industry, and for agriculture. Management of a groundwater system, an aquifer, or a system of aquifers, means making such decisions as to the total quantity of water to be withdrawn annually, the location of wells for pumping and for artificial recharge and their rates, and control conditions at aquifer boundaries. Not less important are decisions related to groundwater qUality. In fact, the quantity and quality problems cannot be separated. In many parts of the world, with the increased withdrawal of ground­ water, often beyond permissible limits, the quality of groundwater has been continuously deteriorating, causing much concern to both suppliers and users. In recent years, in addition to general groundwater quality aspects, public attention has been focused on groundwater contamination by hazardous industrial wastes, by leachate from landfills, by oil spills, and by agricultural activities such as the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, and by radioactive waste in repositories located in deep geological formations, to mention some of the most acute contamination sources. In all these cases, management means making decisions to achieve goals without violating specified constraints. In order to enable the planner, or the decision maker, to compare alternative modes of action and to ensure that the constraints are not violated, a tool is needed that will provide information about the response of the system (the aquifer) to various alternatives.

Keywords

Fundament Infiltration groundwater modeling pollution

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Technion — Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modeling Groundwater Flow and Pollution
  • Authors Jacob Bear
    Arnold Verruijt
  • Series Title Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3379-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-55608-014-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-55608-015-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3379-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 414
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
    Hydrogeology
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Reviews

`... the book will undoubtedly prove to be valuable asset to anyone using groundwater models or making decisions based on such models.'
EOS, November 1988.

`This is a book that will be of great use to teachers, researchers, and practitioners in groundwater.'
Hydrological Sciences Journal

`This is a fine book that deserves a place on the shelf of any geotechnical engineer who uses numerical mathematical modeling to analyze problems of groundwater flow and transport.'
A. Freeze in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 25, 1988.