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Authors: Luka F. König and Jonas L. Weiss 
Book Description:
Groundwater (GW) is one of the most valuable natural resources and for that reason, the GW protection and management is vital for human evolution, socio-economic development and ecological diversity. During the last decades, the continuously increasing need of water has led to a rapidly growing awareness in the field of GW management. At the same time over exploitation and pollution of water resources are threatening the ecosystems. The combination of these two problems which have acquired worldwide dimensions has forced many scientists working in relative fields to search new, multidisciplinary approaches to address them. Effective management and protection of groundwater resources require detail knowledge and quantitative/qualitative characterization of aquifers. Thus, modeling and planning of the GW through the use of modern technologies and approaches have become of high priority towards this direction. This book provides leading-edge research on this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communication

Use of Artificial Neural Networks for Predicting of Groundwater Contamination pp. 3-14
(Goloka Behari Sahoo 1 and Chittaranjan Ray 2,3, *1 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, USA, 2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA, 3 Now at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA)

Research and Review Studies

GIS-Based Aquifer Modeling and Planning using Integrated Geoenvironmental and Chemical Approaches pp. 17-77
(Maria Kouli, Nikos Lydakis-Simantiris, Pantelis Soupios, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Department of Natural Resources and Environment)

A Modeling Approach Supporting Air Sparging System Design pp. 79-111
(Sabrina Saponaro, Sara Puricelli, Elena Sezenna, and Luca Bonomo, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Environmental, Hydraulic, Infrastructures and Surveying Engineering-Environmental Section, Milano, Italy)

Groundwater Interactions with Surface Waters: Consequences on Diffuse Pollutio Pathways pp. 113-131
(Azzellino, A.°, G., Salvetti°, R., Vismara°, R, °D.I.I.A.R. - Environmental Section - Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, Milano, Italy)

Modelling of Water-Solid Interactions: A Discussion of Different Approaches pp. 133-147
(Marek Šváb, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Lenka Wimmerová, Dekonta, Czech Republic)

Fundamentals of Groundwater Modelling pp. 149-166
(Husam Baalousha, Hawke's Bay Regional Council, New Zealand)

Contaminants in Groundwater and the Subsurface pp. 167-186
(Z. Yu, Y. Huang, A Baron, X. Chen, Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA, et al.)

Preliminary Studies for Designing A Wetland for Arsenic Treatment pp. 187-202
(Raja Chowdhury, Dept of Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, Defne Apul, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, Daryl Dwyer, Dept of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo)

Groundwater Management in the Northern Adriatic Coast (Ravenna, Italy): New Strategies to Protect the Coastal Aquifer From Saltwater Intrusion pp. 203-229
(Beatrice M.S. Giambastiani, CIRSA Interdepartmental Centre for Environmental Sciences Research, University of Bologna, Pauline N. Mollema, Marco Antonellini, Integrated Geoscience Research Group-Interdepartmental Centre for Environmental Sciences Research, University of Bologna, Italy)

Hydrogeology and Geochemistry of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Plain Alluvial Aquifers, Northeastern Italy pp. 231-257
(Franco Cucchi, Giuliana Franceschini, Luca Zini, Dept. of Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Univ. of Trieste, Italy)

Analytical and Numerical Solutions for Convection-Diffusion-Dispersion-Reaction Equations with General Initial-Conditions: Theory and Applications pp. 259-289
(Jurgen Geiser, Department of Mathematics, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany)

Flow Simulation and Optimal Management of Groundwater Resources. The Balance Between Accuracy and Computational Efficiency. pp. 291-308
(K. L. Katsifarakis, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Ground-Penetrating Radar in Ground Water Studies pp. 309-350
(Nigel J. Cassidy, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, U.K.)

A Note on the Propagation of Water Table Waves: Dual Length Scale Considerations pp. 351-360
(Nick Cartwright, Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia, Peter Nielsen, David P. Callaghan, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Ling Li, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Centre for Eco-Environmental Modelling, Hohai University, China)

Distribution and Source of Nitrogen Compounds in the Groundwater of Kuwait pp. 361-390
(A. Akber, A. Mukhopadhyay, E. Azrag, Hydrology Department, Water Resources Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 404pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-832-5
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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