About the book
Aquifers are the oldest natural reservoirs of water in the world. Because of their underground location they are difficult, cumbersome and at times may be impossible to observe, obtain data and monitor; difficult to pollute, contaminate, and destroy; difficult to clean up and decontaminate; and, difficult to fill up, recharge and recuperate. Being in-cognizant of political and other man-made boundaries they become difficult to manage and resolve conflicts. It is these difficulties which make the subject of study, research, analysis, engineering and management of aquifers so challenging and interesting.
The science of aquifer study is no more in isolation. The cross cutting knowledge fields of GIS, Satellite Imagery, Electro-magnetism, Porous Media Flows, Dispersion and Monitoring, high speed and large data computing, etc have provided great impetus to study and research on aquifers. Even though volumes of literature is available, yet any further advancement of knowledge in the field of aquifers would always be welcome. This book aims and endeavors to fill up this vacuum, partially or to whatever extent is possible.