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Water wells : implementation, maintenance and restoration
Detay, Michel.
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Forage d'eau. English
First English language edition.
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Chichester, England ; New York : Wiley ; Paris : Masson, 1997.
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xiii, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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TD405 .D48 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This book brings together material essential for the understanding and application of techniques used in relation to water wells. Adopting a practical approach, emphasis is put on field-based trials and effective implementation. The basic concepts of hydrogeology are presented, explaining the fundamentals of subsurface hydraulics. This is supplemented by the main exploration methods used in hydrogeology, the criteria for developing groundwater resources and the main principles of water chemistry. A detailed description of the various drilling techniques is given, and each stage in the design and construction of water wells is set out. Numerous practical examples are included. Database management tools providing techniques for the monitoring and storing of information are described.

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Michel Detay is the author of Water Wells: Implementation, Maintenance and Restoration, published by Wiley.

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Detay has done an excellent job of presenting the practical aspect of water wells. He clearly describes and explains, in a limited space, what are considered to be the most important elements of the subject. Although the book was written for water well operators, it has a number of features that would be valuable to hydrogeologists, geologists, and environmental engineers. Chapters 1 to 3 cover basic concepts of hydrogeology and well design and construction. Here, the author includes the different prospection methods for assessing the potential for groundwater extraction and drilling techniques, along with practical computation examples. Chapters 4 and 5 present a valuable summary of well maintenance. Water well management is presented in chapters 6 to 8, a valuable feature that will be welcomed by every student and practicing engineer in the field. Although the book was originally written in French, the translator should be complimented for a job well done. Highly recommended for academic and professional libraries. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. Y. Ding; New Jersey Institute of Technology

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts of Hydrogeology
Well Design and Construction
Well Hydraulics
Supervision and Final Acceptance Tests
Water Well Protection
Water Well Management
Restoration of Water Wells
Management Tools