Special Issue "Groundwater Pollution: Sources, Mechanisms, and Prevention"
A special issue of Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 2233
Interests: analysis, modelling, and forecasting of groundwater resources; spatiotemporal analysis of groundwater quantity and quality variables; deterministic and stochastic groundwater modelling and optimization; water resources management; applications of GIS; design and supervision of hydrotechnical projects
Interests: groundwater modeling pollution monitoring and remediation; groundwater-surface water interaction; impact of climate change and variability on water resources; mining impact on groundwater and stochastic optimization
Groundwater resources are vital for ecosystems and for human health and prosperity. Groundwater pollution continues to increase, a fact that further limits the potential of groundwater resources for use. The sources of contaminants can be natural (e.g., salinity or arsenic) or anthropogenic (excess fertilizers, pesticides, industrial chemicals, sewage effluent). Groundwater pollution may emerge from point sources (which can be well identified in space) and nonpoint sources, which are more difficult to identify, measure, and control than the former. To deal with this phenomenon, the sources of pollution and the mechanisms of the fate and transport of pollutants in the groundwater must be identified. This procedure is quite important because it forms the basis on which the appropriate prevention or mitigation measures will be generated. The latter are preferable to any remediation effort, as adverse effects on the environment and the health of living organisms are prevented. However, since groundwater contamination is less obvious than surface water pollution, it frequently goes unnoticed. In this case, it is mandatory that a remediation strategy be undertaken.
This Special Issue entitled “Groundwater Pollution: Sources, Mechanisms, and Prevention” aims to present new research contributions in the area of groundwater contamination, and will focus on the sources, effects, and exposure of natural and artificial groundwater pollutants, hydrological processes, and hydrochemical properties of groundwater; the intrinsic and specific vulnerability of groundwater to pollution; human health risk assessment; and recent trends in management and pollution mitigation, prevention and remediation strategies.
Potential themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Investigating anthropogenic and natural sources of groundwater contamination;
- Intrinsic and specific vulnerability of groundwater to pollution;
- Monitoring of groundwater quality;
- GIS spatial analyses;
- Numerical simulation and statistical analysis of groundwater flow and contamination transport;
- Human health risk assessment of groundwater;
- Impact of climate change on groundwater pollution;
- Prevention and mitigation measures, remediation techniques and policy-making.
Dr. Pantelis Sidiropoulos
Dr. Augustina Clara Alexander
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