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Bruce Misstear publishes second edition of Water Wells and Boreholes

6 April 2017

Water Wells and Boreholes textbook

The second edition of the international text book Water Wells and Boreholes has just been published by Wiley-Blackwell. The lead author is Professor Bruce Misstear of the School of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin, with co-authors David Banks (consultant and Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow) and the late Dr Lewis Clark (Lewis sadly passed away during the writing of the first edition back in 2004). In preparing this book, Bruce and his co-authors have drawn on their experiences of hydrogeological investigations in many parts of the globe, with examples of groundwater schemes from Europe, Africa, North America, Asia and Australia. Water Wells and Boreholes is also a scholarly tome, with more than 600 references.

Praise for the first edition included:

“This lucid, comprehensive and beautifully-written book... should be on the desk of every practising it and thumb it to pieces.” Professor Paul Younger, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

Water Wells and Boreholes focuses on wells that are used for drinking, industry, agriculture or other supply purposes. Other types of wells and boreholes are also covered, including boreholes for monitoring groundwater level and groundwater quality. This fully revised second edition updates and expands the content of the original book whilst maintaining its practical emphasis. The book follows a life-cycle approach to water wells, from identifying a suitable well site through to successful implementation, operation and maintenance of the well, to its eventual decommissioning.

Water Wells and Boreholes, Second edition, is aimed at final-year undergraduate students in geology and civil engineering; graduate students in hydrogeology, civil engineering and environmental sciences; research students who use well data in their research; professionals in hydrogeology, water engineering, environmental engineering and geotechnical engineering; and aid workers and others involved in well projects.

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