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Karst Hydrogeology and Human Activities: Impacts, Consequences and Implications : IAH International Contributions to Hydrogeology 20 - David Drew

Karst Hydrogeology and Human Activities: Impacts, Consequences and Implications

IAH International Contributions to Hydrogeology 20

By: David Drew (Editor), Heinz Hotzl (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th January 1999
ISBN: 9789054104643
Number Of Pages: 338

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One quarter of the world's population lives in karst terrains, yet karsts are highly vulnerable to stresses caused by human activity. This book surveys human impact on karst water, showing that the increasing pollution of the environment has, to a great extent, spoiled sensitive karst ecosystems. This text examines such consequences and offers proposals for future solutions and strategies.  Part One provides an overview of the functioning of karsts and of human interaction with karst environments over several millennia. Part Two consists of a systematic examination of the major areas of human activity affecting karst waters, such as agriculture, industry, mining and water exploitation. Finally, Part Three views the effects on karst groundwater within a broader societal and legislative perspective and considers possible changes of methodology and approach.

Karst Waters and Human Activities: an overview
Introduction 2The Historical Perspective
Introduction and Overview of Human Impacts
The Nature of Human Impacts on Karst Waters
Agriculturally Induced Impacts
Industrial and Urban Produced Impacts
Extractive Industries Impact
Karst Water Exploitation Part
Implications and Conclusions
Karst Water Exploitation
Conservation of Karst Terrains and Karst Waters: The Future
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ISBN: 9789054104643
ISBN-10: 9054104643
Series: International Contributions to Hydrogeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 30th January 1999
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1