Water Budget

  • Robert Maliva
  • Thomas Missimer
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


A quantitative understanding of aquifer water budgets is critical for effective, long-term water management. Water budgets can be directly calculated assuming that sufficient data are available. However, water budgets are now much more commonly implicitly evaluated as part of numerical surface-water and groundwater models or integrated surface-water/groundwater models. Nevertheless, development of accurate conceptual models, and in turn, numerical models of hydrologic systems requires knowledge of the main components of their water budgets and their magnitudes.


Water Budget Recharge Rate Unconfined Aquifer Semiarid Region Arid Land 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Maliva
    • 1
  • Thomas Missimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger Water ServicesFort MyersUSA
  2. 2. Water Desalination and Reuse CenterKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalSaudi Arabia

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