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The Application of Isotope Techniques to the Assessment of Aquifer Systems in Major Urban Areas

English IAEA-TECDOC-1298
150 15.00 2002

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This publication reports on the hydrological impacts of urbanization, which are broadly categorized as follows: changes in water budget, perturbations of hydraulic conditions, and pollution and degradation of water sources. The following studies are described: geochemical and isotopic tracers of recharge and reclamation of stormwater in an urban aquifer, Adelaide, South Australia; and the combined use of chemical and isotopic information to model the effects of stormwater infiltration on groundwater quality in an urban fractured rock aquifer, Auckland, New Zealand.

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