Water in Karst: Management, Vulnerability, and Restoration

Hardcover | November 13, 2012

byNeven Kresic, Jiang Guanghui

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A complete guide to the management and restoration of water in karst environments

Written by the co-chair of the Karst Commission of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, this book addresses the unique challenges related to the characterization, management, and protection of karst aquifers, which are present on all continents and numerous oceanic islands. Water in Karst describes karst hydrogeology and hydrology, surface water–groundwaterinteractions, site investigation, data collection,delineation of drainage areas, groundwater extraction,regulatory issues, and water vulnerability and restoration. Predictive modeling methods and solutionsto resource contamination and overexploitation are included. Photos, diagrams, and an eight-page colorinsert illustrate the concepts presented in this practical,comprehensive reference.

WATER IN KARST COVERS:

  • Karst aquifers
  • Flow measurements and analysis
  • Drainage areas in karst
  • General principles of water management
  • Regulations and education
  • Predictive models
  • Floods, droughts, and climate change
  • Groundwater extraction
  • Engineering regulation of karst aquifers and springs
  • Vulnerability of water in karst
  • Restoration of water in karst

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A complete guide to the management and restoration of water in karst environmentsWritten by the co-chair of the Karst Commission of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, this book addresses the unique challenges related to the characterization, management, and protection of karst aquifers, which are present on all continent...

Dr. Neven Kresic is the incoming vice president of the American Institute of Hydrology for International Affairs cooperating with UNESCO, and the International Water Association on world groundwater affairs. He is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and a permanent member of the Karst Commission. A senior princ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.6 × 7.5 × 1.3 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071753338

ISBN - 13:9780071753333

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Table of Contents

Water in Karst

Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions

Karst Aquifers

Drainage Areas in Karst

Karst Biota

Management of Water in Karst

Predictive Models

Droughts, Floods and Climate Changes

Groundwater Extraction

Balancing Supply and Demand

Artificial Aquifer Recharge

Hydropower Generation with Groundwater

Thermal Water and Geothermal Energy

Environmental and Land Use Regulations

Vulnerability of Water in Karst

Sources and Types of Water Contamination

Fate and Transport of Contaminants

Vulnerability and Risk Maps

Natural Hazards

Land Use Impacts

Restoration of Water Resources in Karst

Risk Assessment

Surface Runoff and Wastewater

Groundwater Remediation

Color Plates

Index