Groundwater for the 21st Century
A Primer for Citizens of Planenet EarthAuthor John Conners ISBN 9781935778110 Binding Trade Cloth Publisher McDonald & Woodward Publishing Publication Date October 16, 2015 Size 159 x 235 mm
Fresh water is one of the essential natural resources on Earth, and groundwater constitutes 98% of the liquid fresh water on the planet. Yet, throughout the world, groundwater resources are being depleted, allocated, squandered, contaminated – but rarely is their fundamental value to humankind thought about or understood! Groundwater for the 21st Century is an effort to increase the groundwater literacy – from local to global scales, among laymen, students, and professionals – of citizens of planet Earth. Groundwater for the 21st Century provides two very important perspectives on the resource — (a) a thorough yet accessible introduction to basic groundwater science and (b) a current, concise but comprehensive overview of groundwater resources and their importance, uses, status, management, and prospects in today’s world. The book is well organized, substantive, clearly written in accessible language, and richly endowed with numerous illustrations and tables.
Jack Conners spent the first 29 years of his life in Jordan, New York, near Syracuse. He received his BA in Geology at Harpur College in Binghamton, NY, in 1963, followed by a Masters Degree in Geology from SUNY-Binghamton in 1970 and his PhD in Geology from the University of Idaho in 1976. Dr. Conners has taught at a number f colleges and universities and worked as an environmental management consultant on various engineering projects. Currently he spends his time writing and teaching near his residence in upstate New York.