Depth And Extent of Penetration of Urban Recharge and Contamination Into UK Aquifers
This project is establishing the depth and extent to which the aquifers beneath the conurbations of Birmingham and Nottingham are contaminated, the buffering capacity of the aquifers, and the degree to which shallow industrial abstractions are removing contaminants, thus protecting the deeper aquifer.
To address these issues, the approach is to:
October 1997 - four years
University of Sheffield
University of Surrey
University of Bradford
The deliverables of this project include an inception report, biannual reports, a final report and published papers on the scientific results. This information will include rates of penetration of urban recharge and contaminants, and the factors which control this penetration. There will also be a database of detailed information on groundwater quality variations with depth and hydrogeological property variations. The information will be a significant tool for management strategies on the sustainable use of urban aquifers. It will be available for industry, the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water plc.
Seven Trent Water plc
Further information is available from the following contacts:
Lead Researcher: Prof D N Lerner
el: 0114 222 5743, Fax: 0114 222 5701, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
URGENT Programme Manager: Graham Leeks
Tel: 01491 692203, Fax: 01491 692313, e-mail: email@example.com