By Ken Howard; Dubravka Pokrajac
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However, new technologies and well-planned and executed management strategies are critical if groundwater resources are to be used effectively and responsibly. In turn, the development of appropriate management strategies requires a sound knowledge of urban groundwater science, as well as the application of aquifer modelling tools used to test alternative approaches to resource management strategies and aid decision-making (Howard, 2007). Particular consideration needs to be given to the urban water budget and the influence of groundwater capture on induced recharge, and how these, in turn, relate to the sustainable yield of an aquifer (Sophocleous, 2000, 2005, 2007).
6 Study area: the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) showing component regions, existing urban centres and the Seaton Lands Source: After Howard and Maier, 2007 20 Urban groundwater systems modelling development is seen as an important test of the provincial government’s resolve to ensure that growth in the GTA is environmentally sustainable. Primary issues regarding these lands include the effects of development on the local water balance, the fate of sensitive wetlands, and the potential impacts of NaCl road de-icing salts on groundwater quality.
G. , 2006; Anders and Chrysikopoulos, 2005). For large schemes, the injection water is treated, if only to reduce the rate of clogging. 3 Aquifer discharge Most discharge boundaries in urban aquifers are of the same types as those found in non-urban aquifers. However, the greater density of abstraction wells and the greater degree to which surface drainage systems are modified in urban aquifers both influence the character of urban aquifer discharge processes. , 1997). Abstraction patterns in many cities have been, and in many cases still are, controlled by non-hydrogeological factors, including transport routes, historical land ownership and pre-existing water distribution networks.
Advanced simulation and modelling for urban groundwater management : UGROW by Ken Howard; Dubravka Pokrajac