The Qualitative and Quantitative Management of Groundwater Resources in Urban Areas

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrogeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 132

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: hydrogeology; groundwater; flow numerical modeling; solute transport modeling; reactive transport modeling; heat transfer; geo-thermal energy; heat transport numerical modeling; geoexchange; borehole heat exchangers; ground-source heat pump; geomorphology; landscape
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Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate, Urbino, Italy
Interests: environmental geochemistry; isotope geochemistry; geoexchange potential; geothermal energy; groundwater
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University of Naples Federico II, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Resources, Naples, Italy
Interests: hydrogeology; groundwater recharge; groundwater flooding; groundwater quality; hydrogeological mapping; hydrogeological monitoring; geostatistical and GIS analysis

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Politecnico di Milano, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Milan, Italy
Interests: reactive transport modelling; compound-specific isotope analysis; hydrogeology; water management; uncertainty analysis
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University of Naples Federico II, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Resources, Naples, Italy
Interests: urban hydrogeology; karst hydrogeology; groundwater recharge; groundwater quality; groundwater management; aquifer vulnerability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on the fair use of groundwater resources in anthropic environments. Currently, due to frequent drought periods related to climate change, the protection and management of groundwater resources have been crucial around the world. The purpose of this Special Issue is to identify the current state-of-the-art assessment techniques (qualitative and quantitative) used to assess groundwater resources in urban settings and propose various applications in order to provide a more sustainable use of the resource. Analytical solutions or numerical models that can be used to predict future scenarios and propose solutions to problems are fundamental tools as they enhance knowledge of hydrogeological process dynamics (in the aquifers) and they help scientists and technicians to identify the most effective solutions.

The goal is to gather manuscripts that discuss different topics related to the groundwater resources, such as flow processes and modeling, remediation, irrigation, shallow geothermal energy exploitation, and environmental impact assessment, among others. For each topic, it is important to conduct analyses supported by experimental data and/or analytical and numerical methods.

In this Special Issue, contributions related to the following topics of interest are welcome:

  • Flow processes in porous media and fractured rocks;
  • Groundwater management in urban areas;
  • Rising groundwater levels and groundwater flooding;
  • Different uses of groundwater: hydro-potable purposes, irrigation, remediation, and shallow geothermal systems;
  • Coupled hydraulic, thermal, chemical, and biological processes;
  • Groundwater/surface water interactions;
  • Innovative practices for drought resilience;
  • Multi-data monitoring and management practices;
  • Reactive transport processes in the vadose zone and saturated portions of aquifers;
  • Advanced numerical modeling or analytical frameworks and methods.

Dr. Matteo Antelmi
Dr. Marco Taussi
Dr. Silvio Coda
Dr. Pietro Mazzon
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Allocca
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  • hydrogeology
  • groundwater
  • irrigation
  • shallow geothermal energy
  • flow numerical modeling
  • reactive transport modeling
  • isotopes
  • remediation activities

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