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Natural Groundwater Quality by W. Mike Edmunds


Natural Groundwater Quality by W. Mike Edmunds

This 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


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)

About the Author

Mike Edmunds , based at Oxford University, is Research Director of the Oxford Centre for Water Research and formerly research geochemist with the British Geological Survey. He has worked extensively on groundwater quality in UK and overseas and has over 200 scientific publications. Paul Shand is a Landscape Geochemist with CSIRO in Adelaide, Australia and Program Leader for research into environmental applications of regolith science for the Australian Commonwealth Research Council for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration Program. He was formerly a Principal Hydrogeochemist with the British Geological Survey and has worked extensively in the UK and abroad on a wide range of hydrogeochemistry and water quality issues.

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Publication date

28th March 2008


W. Mike Edmunds

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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


488 pages


Earth sciences



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