Special Issue "Hydrogeochemistry and Groundwater Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
The goal of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to invite research articles and reviews on recent advances in the understanding of geochemistry of groundwater. Groundwater is undeniably an important source of fresh water for the world. Many aquifers serve as a significant source of water supply to the urban and rural population. Increased reliance on the groundwater resources and the negligence in its management has led to deterioration of its quality. Anthropogenic contamination had led to discovery of new hazardous pollutants in groundwater. Only through systematic monitoring, occurrence of pollutants in groundwater can be determined and the sources/processes can be identified. This understanding is essential to protect, manage and prevent the regional aquifers from further deterioration. Therefore, research in hydrogeochemistry is necessary to ensure that adequate groundwater resources of good quality are available for future generations.
On the wake of the greater importance given to managing the groundwater resources, this Special Issue invites papers on the current status of regional and global groundwater geochemistry and management issues. New methods and indices developed to monitor and map the water quality are also welcome. This Special Issue aims to cover, but is not limited to the following:
- Natural processes: geology, arsenic, fluoride, salinisation, etc.
- Anthropogenic pollution: nitrate, heavy metals, organic pollutants, emerging contaminants, seawater intrusion, etc.
- Methods: spatial and temporal monitoring, isotopes, geochemical models, numerical models, geospatial techniques, statistical methods, water quality indices, mapping, etc.
- Management: monitoring, treatment, remediation, aquifer recharge, sustainable development, etc.
Dr. Brindha Karthikeyan
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- groundwater quality
- geochemical processes
- geogenic contamination
- anthropogenic contamination
- microbial contamination
- geochemical modelling
- floods and droughts