Groundwater Hydrology of Springs: Engineering, Theory, Management and Sustainability

Neven Kresic, Zoran Stevanovic
Butterworth-Heinemann, 29. kol 2009. - Broj stranica: 592

Groundwater Hydrology of Water Resource Series - Water is an essential environmental resource and one that needs to be properly managed. As the world places more emphasis on sustainable water supplies, the demand for expertise in hydrology and water resources continues to increase. This series is intended for professional engineers, who seek a firm foundation in hydrology and an ability to apply this knowledge to solve problems in water resource management. Future books in the series are: Groudwater Hydrology of Springs (2009), Groudwater Hydrology of River Basins (2009), Groudwater Hydrology of Aquifers (2010), and Groudwater Hydrology of Wetlands (2010).

First utilized as a primary source of drinking water in the ancient world, springs continue to supply many of the world's cities with water. In recent years their long-term sustainability is under pressure due to an increased demand from groundwater users. Edited by two world-renowned hydrologists, Groundwater Hydrology of Springs: Theory, Management, and Sustainability will provide civil and environmental engineers with a comprehensive reference for managing and sustaining the water quality of Springs. With contributions from experts from around the world, this book cover many of the world's largest springs, providing a unique global perspective on how engineers around the world are utilizing engineering principles for coping with problems such as: mismanagement, overexploitation and their impacts both water quantity and quality. The book will be divided into two parts: part one will explain the theory and principles of hydrology as they apply to Springs while part two will provide a rare look into the engineering practices used to manage some of the most important Springs from around the world.

  • Description of the spring and the aquifer feeding it
  • Latest groundwater and contaminant transport models
  • Description of sources of aquifer use
  • Understanding of contamination and/or possible contamination
  • A plan for management and sustainability

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Sustainability and management of springs
Types and classifications of springs
Recharge of springs
Spring discharge hydrograph
Springwater geochemistry
Springwater treatment
Delineation of spring protection zones
Case Study Characterization exploitation and protection of the Malenscaronccaron ica karst spring Slovenia
Case Study Hydrogeology and exploitation of lzvarna Spring Romania
Case Study Intake of the Bolje Sestre karst spring for the regional water supply of the Montenegro coastal area
Case Study Geological and hydrogeological properties of Turkish karst and major karstic springs
Case Study Springs of the Zagros mountain range Iran and Iraq
Case Study Sheshpeer Spring Iran
Case Study Protection of Edwards Aquifer Springs the United States
Case Study Utilization and protection of large karst springs in China

Utilization and regulation of springs
Case Study Major springs of southeastern Europe and their utilization
Case Study Klaumlffer Springthe major spring of the Vienna water supply Austria

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