Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Bruce Misstear1,
  2. David Banks2 and
  3. Lewis Clark PhD Visiting Professor consultancy3

Published Online: 13 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470031344.ch1

Water Wells and Boreholes

Water Wells and Boreholes

How to Cite

Misstear, B., Banks, D. and Clark, L. (2006) Introduction, in Water Wells and Boreholes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470031344.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Holymoor Consultancy, Chesterfield, UK

  3. 3

    (Deceased) - formerly of Clark Consult Ltd, Henley on Thames, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849897

Online ISBN: 9780470031346



  • water well terminology;
  • groundwater and groundwater flow principles;
  • water wells and groundwater occurrences;
  • aquifers – crystalline, consolidated, and unconsolidated aquifers;
  • primary porosity and aquifer storage;
  • groundwater flow;
  • aquifer storativity or coefficient of storage;
  • Dupuit equation or Dupuit–Forchheimer discharge equation;
  • Darcy's equation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Wells and boreholes

  • Groundwater occurrence

  • Groundwater flow