DescriptionThis text presents a series of thematic chapters together with chapters on representative groundwater systems in Europe which illustrate the main processes and evolution of water quality.
- Brings together the research of a consortium of leading European scientists who have conducted detailed studies of water quality in Europe
- Includes a synthesis of findings, highlighting the thematic and regional results, with recommendations regarding aquifer evaluation, indicators, monitoring, and drinking water standards
- Creates a key reference work on natural water quality of aquifers, at a time when the Groundwater Directive (GD) will shortly be brought in to supplement The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) to ensure good status of groundwater
1. Groundwater Baseline Quality. W.M. Edmunds and P. Shand.
2. The Baseline Inorganic Chemistry of European Groundwaters. P. Shand and W. M. Edmunds.
3. Organic Quality of Groundwaters. D.C. Gooddy and K. Hinsby.
4. Geochemical Modelling of Processes Controlling Baseline Compositions of Groundwater. D. Postma, C. Kjøller, M. Søgaard Andersen, M.T. Condesso de Melo and I. Gauss.
5. Part 1: Timescales and Tracers. R. Purtschert.
5. Part 2: Dating Examples in European Reference Aquifers. R. Purtschert, J. Corcho-Alvarado and H.H. Loosli.
6. Identifying and Interpreting Baseline Trends. M. Van Camp and K. Walraevens.
7. Monitoring and Characterisation of Natural Groundwater Quality. M.T. Condesso de Melo, E. Custodio, W.M. Edmunds and H. Loosli.
8. Natural Groundwater Quality: Policy Considerations and European Opinion. E. Custodio, P. Nieto and M. Manzano.
9. The Chalk Aquifer of Dorset, UK. W.M. Edmunds and P. Shand.
10. Groundwater Baseline Composition and Geochemical Controls in the Doñana Aquifer System (SW Spain). M. Manzano, E. Custodio, M. Iglesias and E. Lozano.
11. The Aveiro Quaternary and Cretaceous Aquifers, Portugal. M.T. Condesso de Melo and M.A. Marques da Silva.
12. The Neogene Aquifer, Flanders, Belgium. M. Coetsiers and K. Walraevens.
13. The Miocene Aquifer of Valréas, France. F. Huneau and Y. Travi.
14. The Miocene Sand Aquifers, Jutland, Denmark. K. Hinsby and E. Skovbjerg Rasmussen.
15. Tracer Based Study of the Badenian Bogucice Sands Aquifer, Poland. S. Witczak, A. Zuber, E. Kmiecik, J. Kania, J. Szczepanska and K. Rozanski.
16. The Cambrian-Vendian Aquifer, Estonia. R. Vaikmäe, E. Kaup, A. Marandi, V. Raidla and L. Vallner.
17. The Cenomanian and Turonian Aquifers of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic. T. Paces, J.A. Corcho Alvarado, Z. Herrmann, V. Kodes, J. Muzak , J. Novák, R. Purtschert, D. Remenarova and J. Valecka.
18. Quality Status of the Upper Thracian Plio-Quaternary Aquifer, South Bulgaria. M. Machkova, B. Velikov, D. Dimitrov, N. Neykov and P. Neytchev.
19. The Mean Sea Level Aquifer – Malta and Gozo. J. Mangion and M. Sapiano.
20. The Natural Inorganic Chemical Quality of Crystalline Bedrock Groundwaters of Norway. B. Frengstad and D. Banks.
21. Natural Groundwater Quality - Summary and Significance for Water Resources Management. W.M. Edmunds and P. Shand.
"This is a well-produced book with many detailed, clear figures. It will serve its purpose well - of informing WFD assessments of natural background quality." (Geoscientist, 1 December 2010)
"This text is the result of these important studies and constitutes a key reference on natural water quality of acquifiers." (Journal of the American Water Resources Association, December 2008)
"The book would be a very good introduction for scientists desiring to learn more about this area of inquiry … .The book also would be useful for someone interested in learning more about the major aquifiers of Europe." (Ground Water, November/December 2008)
- Brings together the research of a consortium of leading European scientists who have conducted detailed studies of natural baseline water quality in Europe
- Combines a series of thematic chapters with examination of representative European groundwater systems, illustrating the main processes and evolution of water quality
- Includes a synthesis of findings, highlighting the thematic and regional results, with recommendations regarding aquifer evaluation, indicators and monitoring
- Creates a key reference work on natural water quality of aquifers, at a time when the Groundwater Directive (GD) is being introduced to supplement The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) to ensure good status of groundwater