Estimation of Natural Groundwater Recharge

  • Ian Simmers

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 222)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Groundwater Recharge Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Balek
      Pages 3-9
    3. S. Crerar, R. G. Fry, P. M. Slater, G. van Langenhove, D. Wheeler
      Pages 11-28
  3. Groundwater Recharge Estimation (Part 1) Physical/Chemical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. H. A. R. de Bruin
      Pages 73-88
    3. M. J. Abdulrazzak, A. U. Sorman, O. Abu Rizaiza
      Pages 125-138
    4. W. M. Edmunds, W. G. Darling, D. G. Kinniburgh
      Pages 139-157
    5. H. Chandrasekharan, S. V. Navada, S. K. Jain, S. M. Rao, Y. P. Singh
      Pages 205-220
  4. Groundwater Recharge Estimation (Part 2) Numerical Modelling Techniques

  5. Applications and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. J. J. de Vries, M. von Hoyer
      Pages 339-347
    3. M. Levin, H. O. Panarello, M. C. Albero, E. Castrillo, M. Grizinik, A. Amoroso
      Pages 377-393
    4. Y. Basmaci, J. A. A. Hussein
      Pages 395-403
  6. Humid Zone Recharge : A Comparativr Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 491-491
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 505-510

About this book


In view of the rapidly expanding urban, industrial and agri­ cultural water requirements in many areas and the normally associated critical unreliability of surface water supplies in arid and semi-arid zones, groundwater exploration and use is of fundamental importance for logical economic development. Two interrelated facets should be evident in all such groundwater projects : (a) definition of groundwater recharge mechanisms and characteristics for identified geological formations, in order to determine whether exploitation in the long-term involves 'mining' of an es­ sentially 'fossil' resource or withdrawal from a dynamic supply. A solution to this aspect is essential for development of a re­ source management policy: (b) determination of recharge variability in time and space to thus enable determination of total aquifer input and to quantify such practical aspects as 'minimum risk' waste disposal locations and artificial recharge potential via (e.g.) devegetation or engi­ neering works. However, current international developments relating to natural recharge indicate the following 'problems' ; no single comprehensive estimation technique can yet be iden­ tified from the spectrum of methods available; all are reported to give suspect results.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Simmers
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Earth SciencesFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8444-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7780-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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