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Hydrogeology Journal

Hydrogeology Journal

Official Journal of the International Association of Hydrogeologists

Executive Editor: Clifford I. Voss

ISSN: 1431-2174 (print version)
ISSN: 1435-0157 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10040

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Clifford I. Voss
International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)



Martin S. Appold
University of Missouri

Jean-Christophe Comte
University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Jean-Michel Lemieux
Université Laval, Canada

Rui Ma
China University of Geosciences – Wuhan, China

Maria-Theresia Schafmeister
University of Greifswald, Germany



Sue Duncan
Technical Editorial Advisor

Susanne Schemann
Editorial Office Manager



Moutaz Al-Dabbas
University of Baghdad, Iraque

Sebnem Arslan
Ankara University, Turkey

Husam Baalousha
Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

Jordi Batlle Aguilar
Kansas Geological Survey, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA

Daniela Blessent
Universidad de Medellín, Colombia

Serge Brouyère
University of Liège, Belgium

Matteo Camporese
University of Padova, Italy

Helder I.  Chaminé
School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

Mingjie Chen
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Tao Cui
CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia

Inci Demirkanli
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, USA

John F. Devlin
University of Kansas, USA

Rebecca Doble
CSIRO, Australia

Albert Folch
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Andrew Frampton
Stockholm University, Sweden

Juliana G. Freitas
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil

Theresa Frommen
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Christopher Gellasch
Eastern Michigan University, USA

Nadine Goeppert
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),  Germany

Julio Gonçalvès
CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France

Claus Haslauer
University of Tuebingen, Germany

Timothy Hazlett
H2M Architects & Engineers, USA

Antonio Hernández-Espriú
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Sylke Hilberg
University of Salzburg, Austria

Ching-Sheng Huang
Hohai University, Nanjing, China

Herve Jourde
Université de Montpellier, France

Anna Jurado
Technical University Dresden, Germany

Koki Kashiwaya
Kyoto University, Japan

Barret Kurylyk
Dalhousie University, Canada

Thomas G.  LaVanchy
University of Denver, USA

Tanja Liesch
Karlsruher Instiute for Technology (KIT), Germany

Hongwei Lu
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Andrew Luhmann
Wheaton College, USA

Teng Ma
China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

Josep Mas-Pla
Universitat de Girona, Spain

Michael F. MacCarthy
Mercer University, Macon, USA

Christopher McDermott
Edinburgh University, UK

John Molson
Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Cristobal Padilla
Kyoto University, Japan

Guillaume Pirot
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Giovanni  Porta
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Alexandre Pryet 

Gabriel  Rau
University of New South Wales, Australia

Viviana Re
University of Pavia, Italy

Clément Roques
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Oliver S. Schilling
Université Laval, Canada

Mohammad Shamsudduha
University College London, UK

Xiaoqing Shi
Nanjing University, China

Brian Smerdon
Alberta Geological Survey, Canada

Mohamad Reza Soltanian
University of Cincinnati, USA

Randy L. Stotler
University of Kansas, USA

Michael Sukop
Florida International University, Miami, USA

Su Yean Teh
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Fred Tillman
U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Rein Vaikmäe
Talinn University of Technology, Estonia

Philip Van Beynen
University of South Florida, USA

Karen G. Villholth
IWMI International Water Mangement Institute, South Africa

Aude Vincent
ENSEGID (Bordeaux INP), France

Wenke Wang
Chang'An University - Xi'an, China

Philipp Weis
German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany 

Changbing Yang
The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Xiankui Zeng
Nanjing University, China



Nathalie Dörfliger
IAH France, Orléans, France

Rodrigo Lilla Manzione
São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil

Eduardo Kruse
IAH Argentina, CONICET - Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina

Litang Hu
IAH China, Beijing Normal University, China

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    Hydrogeology Journal has acquired a large worldwide readership since its inception in 1992. The Journal's emphasis is to:

    • Foster understanding of hydrogeology, a practical discipline aimed at bettering the human situation on earth,
    • Describe worldwide progress in hydrogeology,
    • And to provide an inexpensive and widely accessible forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, and practitioners in developing and industrialized countries alike.

    A mainstream paper in Hydrogeology Journal integrates subsurface hydrology and geology with the other supporting disciplines (such as geochemistry, geophysics, geomorphology, geobiology, surface-water hydrology, tectonics, mathematics, numerical modeling, economics, and sociology) to explain phenomena observed in the field. Hydrogeology Journal publishes peer-reviewed papers in both theoretical and applied aspects of hydrogeologic science, including:

    • Theoretical and field studies ranging in scale from local areas and short time periods to regional or global problems and geologic time,
    • Techniques and innovative instrumentation in the laboratory and field (for example, hydrologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mathematical),
    • Water-resource and related mineral-resource evaluations,
    • Reports of observed hydrogeologic phenomena,
    • Overviews of hydrogeologic systems of interest in various regions,
    • State-of-the-art-reviews,
    • Philosophy of scientific methods in hydrogeology,
    • Interaction between populations and hydrogeologic systems,
    • Economics of hydrogeologic systems,
    • Ramifications of hydrogeology on both environmental protection and optimal employment of natural resources,
    • And the history of hydrogeology and biographies of eminent hydrogeologists.
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