Groundwater Pollution, Aquifer Recharge and Vulnerability

Groundwater Pollution, Aquifer Recharge and Vulnerability

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The primary groundwater management issue in many countries today is pollution. The key to understanding the transport of a pollutant from the ground surface or near surface into an aquifer is an understanding of recharge. This allows the vulnerability of aquifers to pollution to be classified and appropriate land zones to be defined. This text provides an up-to-date description of the relationship between pollution, recharge and vulnerability set against the current groundwater protection policies of the UK and Ireland. There are keynote overviews for each topic.However, as the permeability of sand/gravel is high, vulnerability will always be relatively high, even where the unsaturated zone is thick. Guidelines for vulnerability mapping General In producing the guidelines, account was taken of generalanbsp;...

Title:Groundwater Pollution, Aquifer Recharge and Vulnerability
Author:N. S. Robins
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 1998-01-01


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