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Editors: Heather Bailey
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Groundwater is a major concern for the human community as it is the most important and reliable source of freshwater supply on earth. It is a renewable and finite natural resource, vital for man's life, socio-economic development and it is a valuable component of the ecosystem. However, groundwater is vulnerable to both natural and human impacts. An aquifer is an underground porous rock formation which allows water to move through it. Water wells are drilled through aquifers for easier access to groundwater in many areas and is sometimes the only access to fresh water. This book discusses the properties, roles, and provides further new research on aquifers. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. An Overview of Aquifer Vulnerability => pp. 1-56
(Saheed A. Oke, Civil Engineering Department, Central University of Technology Bloemfontein, South Africa)

Chapter 2. Hydrochemical Analysis of Groundwater from Brazilian Aquifers by TXRF Analysis => pp. 57-80
(Daniel Marcos Bonotto and Gabrielle Roveratti, Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rio Claro (SP), Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. The Water Quality Evaluation of Aquifer Systems on Human Health: A Case Study of Northern Sri Lanka => pp. 81-98
(Pankaj Kumar, Chitresh Saraswat, Binaya Kumar Mishra and Srikantha Herath, United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan)

Index

   Series:
      Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2017 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 6x9 - (NBC-R)
   ISBN: 978-1-53611-069-2
   Status: AV
  
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FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
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