Groundwater Monitoring

Groundwater Monitoring

Editor(s): Philippe Quevauviller, Anne-Marie Fouillac, Johannes Grath, Rob Ward

Published Online: 11 SEP 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470778098

Online ISBN: 9780470749685

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749685

Series Editor(s): Philippe Quevauviller

About this Book

Groundwater is sometimes called "the hidden asset" - awareness of its existence and its importance is not well known and as a consequence the measures which are required to protect and manage it in an environmental sustainable way are either not taken or are taken too late. Where pollution has occurred and measures are taken too late it may take decades, or longer, until the necessary restoration of quality is achieved.

This comprehensive text presents in the following sections:

  • Groundwater monitoring in the regulatory and international context
  • Conceptual modelling and network design
  • Groundwater pollutants and other pressures
  • Groundwater quality standards and trend assessment
  • Case studies for groundwater assessment and monitoring in the light of EU legislation
  • Groundwater measurements
  • Associating external stakeholders

The editors have collected state-of-the-art information on groundwater quality assessment monitoring from the international community, providing further stimulation to the work of all parties involved in the challenges this area creates to ensure sound quality assessment of groundwater.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Groundwater Monitoring in the Regulatory and International Context

  2. Part 2: Conceptual Modelling and Network Design

    1. Chapter 2.3

      Visualising Groundwater – Aiding Understanding Using 3-D Images (pages 67–79)

      Donal Daly, Steve Fletcher, Natalaya Hunter-Williams, Simon Neale and Helen Simcox

  3. Part 3: Groundwater Pollutants and Other Pressures

  4. Part 4: Groundwater Quality Standards and Trend Assessment

    1. Chapter 4.1

      Threshold Values and the Role of Monitoring in Assessing Chemical Status Compliance (pages 173–187)

      Ariane Blum, Hélène Legrand, Johannes Grath, Andreas Scheidleder, Hans-peter Broers, Cath Tomlin and Rob Ward

    2. Chapter 4.2

      Assessing and Aggregating Trends in Groundwater Quality (pages 189–206)

      Hans-Peter Broers, Ate Visser, John P. Chilton and Marianne E. Stuart

  5. Part 5: Case Studies for Groundwater Assessment and Monitoring in the Light of EU Legislation

    1. Chapter 5.2

      Upper Rhine (pages 225–232)

      Ralf Kunkel, G. Berthold, Ariane Blum, H.-G. Fritsche and Frank Wendland

    2. Chapter 5.4

      Monitoring the Environmental Supporting Conditions of Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems in Ireland (pages 245–258)

      Garrett Kilroy, Catherine Coxon, Donal Daly, Áine O'Connor, Fiona Dunne, Paul Johnston, Jim Ryan, Henning Moe and Matthew Craig

    3. Chapter 5.7

      Llobregat Delta Aquifer (pages 289–301)

      Josep Ma Niñerola, Enric Queralt and Emilio Custodio

  6. Part 6: Groundwater Measurements

  7. Part 7: Associating External Stakeholders

    1. Chapter 7.2

      Factoring in Expertise: International Scientific Networks – Roles and Benefits (pages 367–393)

      Philippe Quevauviller, Alice Aureli, Stephen Foster, Patrice Christmann and Neno Kukuric

    2. Chapter 7.3

      Communication of Groundwater Realities Based on Assessment and Monitoring Data (pages 395–407)

      Juan Grima, Enrique Chacón, Bruno Ballesteros, Ramiro Rodríguez and Juan Ángel Mejía

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