Water Science and Technology Library

Groundwater Recharge from Run-off, Infiltration and Percolation

Authors: Seiler, K.-P., Gat, J.R.

  • Detailed description of interface and phase transition processes
  • Presents independent methods to determine groundwater recharge
  • Offers an extended data set from the atmosphere/biosphere/lithosphere to the groundwater surface
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About this book

Groundwater constitute the most important reservoir of available clean water. Due to its overexploitation, some anthropogenic mismanagement on the surface and the overloading of the cleanup potential of subsurface, many of the groundwater systems used for water supply are in jeopardy. The problem is very severe in dry-lands, but also in urban, industrial, agricultural and traffic areas.

This book first discusses the recharge fluxes relating both to the quantity and quality of groundwater. In order to face the threats to the water supply and to be able to maintain a sustainable water management policy, detailed knowledge is needed in between others on the surface to subsurface transformation link in the water cycle. Secondly, the presentation and comparison of both the traditional and modern approach to determine groundwater recharge is discussed. The traditional approach to determine groundwater recharge, is based on water balance estimates and hydraulic considerations, which yield instantaneous values at best but do not integrate the totality of recharge pathways in time and space. In contrast, environmental tracers do integrate these factors. Finally, the fate of groundwater recharge in the subsurface by hydraulic and geologic means is discussed in detail, in order to stimulate adapted groundwater management strategies and to better assess consequences of climate changes on groundwater resources as a whole.

Audience

This book will be of interest to hydrologists, hydro-geologists, engineers, geographers, agronomists, soil scientists, groundwater modellers, environmental physicists, limnologists

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Seiler, K.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • The Water Cycle

    Seiler, K.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 5-29

  • Mechanisms and Processes of Recharge

    Seiler, K.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 31-68

  • Research Tools and Methods in the Study of Recharge

    Seiler, K.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 69-158

  • Recharge Under Different Climate Regimes

    Seiler, K.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 159-186

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5305-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7333-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Groundwater Recharge from Run-off, Infiltration and Percolation
Authors
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
55
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5306-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5306-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5305-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7333-4
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations
Topics