Groundwater Quality and Contamination at Regional Scales

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrogeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2025 | Viewed by 33

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Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Shijiazhuang, China
Interests: groundwater quality; groundwater contamination; groundwater chemistry
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Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
Interests: hydrogeology; groundwater; geostatistics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Groundwater is the most abundant freshwater resource available on earth. It supplies drinking water for more than 2 billion people. It also provides more than 40% of water resources needed for irrigated agriculture. Land use change accompanied with various human activities is expected to have substantial impacts on groundwater quality and contamination at regional scales throughout the twenty-first century, especially in urbanized areas. For example, the wholesale transformation of agricultural and natural ecosystems to more intensive uses of urbanization and industrialization has a strong negative impact on groundwater quality worldwide. As a consequence, in order to enhance the utility of groundwater resources under the condition of land use change, knowledge on the status of groundwater quality and contamination at regional scales is required.

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. This Special Issue focuses on groundwater quality and contamination at regional scales and is within the scope of Water.

This Special Issue aims to advance the knowledge on the status of groundwater quality and contamination at regional scales under the condition of land use change worldwide. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Assessing groundwater quality at regional scales under land use change.
  • Evaluating natural background levels of chemical components in groundwater at regional scales.
  • Assessing groundwater contamination at regional scales by using geostatistical techniques.
  • Revealing factors controlling groundwater quality and contamination at regional scales.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Guanxing Huang
Dr. Liangping Li
Guest Editors

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  • groundwater quality
  • groundwater contamination
  • human activities
  • land use
  • assessment of groundwater quality
  • natural background levels
  • evaluation of groundwater contamination
  • geostatistical techniques

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