Groundwater and Ecosystems

  • Alper Baba
  • Ken W. F. Howard
  • Orhan Gunduz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sardar Bayari, N. N. Ozyurt, Z. Hatipoglu, S. Kilani
    Pages 33-46
  3. Ken W. F. Howard, H. S. Maier, S. L. Mattson
    Pages 131-143
  4. J. Froebrich, M. Ikramova, R. Razakov
    Pages 153-165
  5. R. Israfilov, Y. Israfilov, M. Ismailova
    Pages 167-181
  6. J. Kania, A. Haladus, S. Witczak
    Pages 183-194
  7. J. Kern, H. J. Hellebrand, Y. Kavdir
    Pages 195-204
  8. N. Margaris, C. Galogiannis, M. Grammatikaki
    Pages 237-242

About these proceedings

Introduction

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) frequently exhibit rich biological diversity and can provide enormous economic wealth. In recent years, GDEs in many industrialized countries have shown signs of serious degradation, primarily the result of groundwater abstraction and pollution. Many such systems, including a number of well documented cases in Eastern Europe, are no longer sustainable. As a consequence, the conservation and sustainable management of GDEs has emerged as one of the most urgent environmental research priorities of our time. A large percentage of the world’s population lives in cities and either depends on, or is affected in some way, by groundwater. Moreover, groundwater has become a very important and complex issue that attracts the interest of many diverse stakeholders. Many problems related to groundwater and ecosystems are shared by countries throughout the world and there is growing recognition that much can be gained by co-operation on an international scale. This is no time to be complacent and it is critical that key problems be identified, that the potential consequences of these problems be understood, and that the development of solutions begins urgently. Important data gaps must be recognized and filled without delay

Keywords

Environmental Fresh water Groundwater NATO Science Security Sub-Series C ecosystem ecosystems environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Alper Baba
    • 1
  • Ken W. F. Howard
    • 2
  • Orhan Gunduz
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Architecture,Department of Geological EngineeringCanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Physical and Environmental SciencesUniversity of Toronto at ScarboroughTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of Environmental EngineeringDokuz Eylul UniversityBucaTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4738-X
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4736-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4738-1