Special Issue "Water Quality Indices: Current and Future Trends in Evaluating Contamination of Groundwater Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2020.
Interests: aquatic geochemistry; water quality; environmental geochemistry; geochemistry; geochemical modeling; contaminants transport; groundwater contamination; water quality indices; environmental monitoring and assessment; human health risk assessment
Chemical substances of both geologic and anthropogenic origin were introduced into aquifers controlling the utilization of groundwater as a sustainable resource. Groundwater contamination is related to the presence of chemical substances, which strongly influence the groundwater suitability for human consumption, as well as for industrial and agricultural uses. The evaluation of groundwater contamination and the investigation of any links between groundwater quality and human health are critical elements of the legislation and guidelines developed by various researchers and agencies.
Although many scientists and engineers have performed meticulous research on a large number of issues related to groundwater contamination, it is clear that there is a lack of mature and scientifically sound procedures in a variety of topics. One of these topics is also the documentation of a globally accepted single value or score that express the water quality of an aquifer in terms of a water quality index. Water quality indices aim to be practical and compelling tools for water quality management and the sustainable development of groundwater resources.
Proposed topics for this Special Issue may address, but are not limited to, the following: groundwater contamination, aqueous geochemistry, natural and anthropogenic factors controlling groundwater quality, trace elements, water quality indices, and water quality management. The main goals are to gather high-quality papers on recent research into groundwater contamination and to stimulate the discussion on the suitability of water quality indices for the evaluation of aquifers chemical status.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Em. Alexakis
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- groundwater quality
- groundwater contamination
- groundwater quality monitoring and assessment
- aquatic geochemistry
- major and trace elements
- water quality index
- water quality management