Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Muhammad Salik Javaid

Abasyn University


Aftab Sadiq

University of Wah


Groundwater Contamination Rock structure Mineralogy Aquifer Zones Aquifer Porosity Aquifer Recharge Artificial Recharge Injection Wells Aquifer Depletion Transboundary Aquifers International Water Laws Cooperative Conservation Concepts

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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. 

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Muhammad Salik Javaid

Abasyn University

Dr. Muhammad Salik Javaid has a long meritorious career interacting with hydrology, hydraulics and water resources as an engineering student, a registered professional engineer, a researcher and as university teaching professor. For over three decades he has worked as hydraulics engineer, a disaster risk consultant, and water resources expert in Pakistan and abroad in Corps of Engineers, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Frontier Works Organization (FWO) and Design & Consultancy Department (DD&C). His undergraduate engineering education is from Military College of Engineering (MCE). He is a graduate of Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA where he earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering. He has been on the faculty of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), University of Lahore, and Abasyn University Islamabad, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses related to hydrology and hydraulics.

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