Advances in Karst Science

Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health

Beyond Case Studies

Editors: White, W.B., Herman, J.S., Herman, E.K., Rutigliano, M. (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of groundwater contamination in karst aquifers
  • Broadens our understanding of the impacts of contaminated groundwater on public health
  • Provides unique tools for the investigation of contaminant storage and pathways for release
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This book sheds new light on contaminant transport in karst aquifers and the public health implications of contaminated karst groundwater. The papers included were presented at a conference held in early 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and range from lengthy reviews on contaminant transport mechanisms to short articles summarizing research findings. The conference addressed a variety of topics, such as contamination sources, the hydrogeology of contaminant transport, the storage and release of contaminants, and the health impacts as well as the epidemiology of contaminated water supplies drawn from karst aquifers, and gathered perspectives from experts in different disciplines, including hydrogeologists and public health specialists. Although there is a wealth of literature on specific instances of karst groundwater contamination, this book offers an integrated conceptual framework for the public health impacts of karst groundwater, making it a valuable resource for a broad interdisciplinary readership.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • Contaminated Groundwater in Karst: Why Is It an Issue? An Introduction to the KWI San Juan Conference

    White, William B. (et al.)

    Pages 3-5

  • Public Health and Karst Groundwater Contamination: From Multidisciplinary Research to Exposure Prevention

    Henry, Heather F. (et al.)

    Pages 7-14

  • Team Science Applied to Environmental Health Research: Karst Hydrogeology and Preterm Birth in Puerto Rico

    Cordero, José F. (et al.)

    Pages 17-25

  • Flow Routing in the Karst of Puerto Rico

    Miller, Thomas E. (et al.)

    Pages 27-31

  • Fate, Transport, and Exposure of Emerging and Legacy Contaminants in Karst Systems: State of Knowledge and Uncertainty

    Padilla, Ingrid Y. (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51070-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51069-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health
Book Subtitle
Beyond Case Studies
Editors
  • William B. White
  • Janet S. Herman
  • Ellen K. Herman
  • Marian Rutigliano
Series Title
Advances in Karst Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51070-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51070-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51069-9
Series ISSN
2511-2066
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 347
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 149 illustrations in colour
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