Military Aspects of Hydrogeology

Military Aspects of Hydrogeology

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This book contains 20 papers from authors in the UK, USA, Germany and Austria. Historically, it gives examples of the influence of groundwater on battlefield tactics and fortress construction; describes how groundwater was developed for water supply and overcome as an obstacle to military engineering and cross-country vehicular movement by both sides in World Wars I and II; and culminates with examples of the application of hydrogeology to site boreholes in recent conflicts, notably in Afghanistan. Examples of current research described include hydrological model development; the impact of variations in soil moisture on explosive threat detection and cross-country vehicle mobility; contamination arising from defence sites and its remediation; privatization of water supplies; and the equitable allocation of resources derived from an international transboundary aquifer.More recently, they have helped guide the use of 521 STRE both in Iraq (for Operation Telic) and Afghanistan (for ... British Army, Royal Engineers a#39;all thought we were going to mount a short campaign: a quick war, met by a population that would ... of the US State Department with sweets and flowers, and that we would be home by Christmas 2003a#39; (Baveystock 2010, p. ... works (such as road construction and repair), and the potential for use of groundwater as a means of water supply.

Title:Military Aspects of Hydrogeology
Author:Edward P. F. Rose, J. D. Mather
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 2012-01


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