Urban Geology

Process-Oriented Concepts for Adaptive and Integrated Resource Management

  • Peter Huggenberger
  • Jannis Epting

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting
    Pages 1-4
  3. Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting
    Pages 5-13
  4. Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting, Annette Affolter, Christoph Butscher, Stefan Scheidler, Jelena Simovic Rota
    Pages 15-51
  5. Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting, Annette Affolter, Horst Dresmann, Ralph Kirchhofer, Edi Meier et al.
    Pages 53-93
  6. Peter Huggenberger, Jannis Epting, Annette Affolter, Christoph Butscher, Donat Fäh, Daniel Gechter et al.
    Pages 95-191
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-216

About this book

Introduction

Urban subsurface resources and particularly urban groundwater are vulnerable to environmental impacts, and their rational management is of major importance. In this book a multidisciplinary team of specialists and scientists presents innovative process-oriented approaches to the sustainable use of these resources. The included case studies from northwestern Switzerland describe representative environments and are relevant for urban areas in general. They illustrate the protection of groundwater; river restoration; engineering and hydrogeological questions related to urban infrastructure and management concepts; as well as monitoring, modeling and remediation strategies for contaminated sites; problems caused by karst in urban environments; the use of shallow geothermal energy; and natural hazards such as flood events and earthquakes.

It is demonstrated that modern quantitative earth sciences can contribute significantly in finding solutions concerning the sustainable use of subsurface resources in urban environments.

The book is an invaluable source of information for hydrogeologists, geologists, urban planners, water supply engineers, and environmental agencies.

 

Keywords

geology hydrogeology sustainable development urban planning urban resources water supply

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Huggenberger
    • 1
  • Jannis Epting
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geosciences, Geological InstituteUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Geosciences, Geological InstituteUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-0185-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Basel AG 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Basel
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-0184-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-0185-0
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