Sustainable Water Resources Management

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List of Papers (Total 92)

Recognition of Lower Cretaceous geothermal potential of Central Poland with the application of geophysical methods

In Poland, geothermal energy and waters are utilized in several geothermal plants as well as in balneological and recreation centers. The research projects run in last years aimed to recognize the geothermal potential in various regions of Poland. These projects were especially focused on selection of sites prospective for development of geothermal resources. For this purpose...

Environmental hydrogeochemistry assessment as a tool for sustainable hydromineral resources management (Entre-os-Rios thermal baths, NW Portugal)

Portugal is a country rich in hydromineral resources mostly encompassed by alkaline sulphurous groundwater. These waters are mostly confined in the so-called Ancient Massif and result from the infiltration of meteoric waters that may reach great depths giving groundwater special physicochemical characteristics. The main aim of the research was to evaluate the hydrogeochemical...

Sustainable resource management: water practice issues

The themed issue on “Sustainable resource management: water practice issues” includes a wide variety of original contributions in environmental hydrology, hydrogeology, thermal waters, mining hydrogeology, urban groundwater, hydrologic engineering, and water-related research and practice. This contribution summarises the scope of a selection of the studies presented mainly during...

Hydrogeophysical methods and hydrogeological models: basis for groundwater sustainable management in Valle Alto (Bolivia)

In Bolivia climate change and anthropogenic activities such as extensive agriculture, industries and urbanization have increased the groundwater demand and extraction, which is leading to severe stress on groundwater resources in several regions of Bolivia. This research aims to present an overview of different geophysical surveys performed in Valle Alto (central Bolivia), in...

Conjunctive uses of the geothermal water resources from lower cretaceous formations in the Mogilno–Lodz trough, Poland

The geothermal energy sector continues to develop dynamically in the world. Within this work, preliminary feasibilities of different geothermal applications were presented for the Lower Cretaceous formations for wider geothermal uses’ development in the Mogilno–Lodz trough, Central Poland. The Lower Cretaceous formations are one of the most prospective geothermal reservoirs in...

Security of deep groundwater against arsenic contamination in the Bengal Aquifer System: a numerical modeling study in southeast Bangladesh

Across the floodplains of southern Bangladesh deep (> 150 m belowground level, bgl) groundwater within the Bengal Aquifer System (BAS) has become widely used for domestic water supply as a de facto mitigation response to the presence of excessive arsenic (As), exceeding the World Health Organization standard of 10 µg L− 1, in shallow groundwater. Over the past 10 years, many hand...

Advances in multi-stage planning and implementing managed aquifer recharge for integrated water management

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is the umbrella term for a range of technologies that enable the integrated use and management of surface water and groundwater to achieve a wide and growing range of social, economic and environmental benefits. The extent and variety of its applications and benefits have mushroomed in recent years as demonstrated in the suite of papers contained...

The development of a managed aquifer recharge project with recycled water for Chihuahua, Mexico

The groundwater supply of the city of Chihuahua, Mexico, is currently unsustainable: demand exceeds replenishment in this area of relatively low precipitation and periodic droughts. The Chihuahua basin hydrologic analysis reflects only two areas of opportunity to increase water supply: water reuse and managed aquifer recharge with treated wastewater. This paper presents the...

Quality assessment and classification of Ogbese river using water quality index (WQI) tool

Fourteen (14) water parameters were considered for the Ogbese river quality assessment and water quality index (WQI) tool to classify it and to see if it required treatment before usage. Samples from 20 points at 50 ms interval were collected in February and June 2013 representing dry and wet seasons, respectively, and in accordance with American Public Health Association, APHA...

Web-based global inventory of managed aquifer recharge applications

Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is being successfully implemented worldwide for various purposes: to increase groundwater storage, improve water quality, restore groundwater levels, prevent salt water intrusion, manage water distribution systems, and enhance ecological benefits. To better understand the role of MAR in sustainable water management and adaptation to climate and land...

Carbon-13 in groundwater from English and Norwegian crystalline rock aquifers: a tool for deducing the origin of alkalinity?

The 13C signature is evaluated for various environmental compartments (vegetation, soils, soil gas, rock and groundwater) for three crystalline rock terrains in England and Norway. The data are used to evaluate the extent to which stable carbon isotopic data can be applied to deduce whether the alkalinity in crystalline bedrock groundwaters has its origin in hydrolysis of...

Protection of groundwater dependent ecosystems in Canterbury, New Zealand: the Targeted Stream Augmentation Project

In Canterbury, New Zealand, native aquatic species habitat has significantly declined over the last century due primarily to land use change and climatic influences. The Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) aims to improve such habitat while also meeting other economic, environmental, social and cultural objectives. The focus of this paper will be on the Targeted Stream...

A combined pumping test and heat extraction/recirculation trial in an abandoned haematite ore mine shaft, Egremont, Cumbria, UK

A pumping test at rates of up to 50 L s−1 was carried out in the 256 m-deep Florence Shaft of the Beckermet–Winscales–Florence haematite ore mine in Cumbria, UK, between 8th January and 25th March 2015. Drawdowns in mine water level did not exceed 4 m and the entire interconnected mine complex behaved as a single reservoir. Pumping did, however, induce drawdowns of around 1 m in...

Water from abandoned mines as a heat source: practical experiences of open- and closed-loop strategies, United Kingdom

Pilot heat pump systems have been installed at two former collieries in Yorkshire/Derbyshire, England, to extract heat from mine water. The installations represent three fundamental configurations of heat exchanger. At Caphouse Colliery, mine water is pumped through a heat exchanger coupled to a heat pump and then discharged to waste (an open-loop heat exchange system). The...

Assessment of coal mine water in Moatize by static and leaching tests

Acid mine drainage (AMD) is one of the most serious environmental problems in mining worldwide. One of the largest unexploited coal basins in the world is located in Moatize. It contains about 23 billion metric tonnes of coal. The coal mining there is done in riparian sections of the Zambezi River basin, making it particularly vulnerable to pollution. Much of the coal waste is...

Planning and implementing small dam removals: lessons learned from dam removals across the eastern United States

We review and build on a growing literature assessing small dam removal outcomes to inform future dam removal planning. Small dams that have exceeded their expected duration of operation and are no longer being maintained are at risk of breach. The past two decades have seen a number of small dam removals, though many removals remain unstudied and poorly documented. We summarize...

Study on hydrochemical characterization and annual changes of surface water quality for agricultural and drinking purposes in semi-arid area

River water can be known as one of the source of water supply in arid and semi-arid regions. One of the important purposes of hydrology is to ensure water supply in accordance with the quality criteria for agricultural, industrial, and drinking water uses. The main objective of this study was to assess the annual changes of water quality in terms of suitability for drinking and...

Climate change and economic approaches into water allocation: optimization via direct benefits of water—the case study of Rudbar Lorestan hydropower dam (Iran)

Climate change will affect hydrologic patterns in the Middle East over future decades. Already limited water resources will become further limited, creating further challenges for water allocation protocols. While there is no integrated climate/water allocation framework to develop sophisticated dynamic allocation patterns, determining the economic value of water in various...

Development of an analytical function for optimizing the capacity of spring water storage structure

Now, there is no doubt that the Greater Himalayan region is facing the impact of climate change and that is specifically visible through the noticeable changes in the discharging patterns of the springs from the last four to five decades. Either the springs have become seasonal or their discharge rates (particularly during recession periods) have diminished to significant extent...

Change in drinking water quality from catchment to consumers: a case study

The study was conducted on the status of water supply at Indore through SDWQ. The performance of the Narmada and Devdharan WTPs was assessed from catchment to consumer for consecutive 7 days during three seasons. No significant change in raw water quality was observed on day-to-day basis. During monsoon, the turbidity of raw water was 690–1530 NTU which was reduced to 0.3–3.7 NTU...

Deleneation of groundwater quality in the presence of fluoride in selected villages of Simlapal block, Bankura district, West Bengal, India

Fluoride contamination and other physicochemical parameters in groundwater of Simlapal block of Bankura district were investigated. A total of 50 deep tube well (DTW) samples were collected from 18 villages of Simlapal. The higher concentration of iron values was recorded, 9.40 mg/L with an average value of 2.11 mg/L. Drastically, 58 % of water samples exceed the permissible...