Aug 26, 2009
Focus issue: Groundwater resources, climate and vulnerability
Groundwater is an important component of the freshwater system and its role is becoming even more prominent as the more accessible surface water resources become increasingly exploited to support increasing populations and development. Yet despite its significance, there has been comparatively little research conducted on groundwater relative to surface water resources, particularly in the context of climate change impact assessment.
This focus issue has therefore been assembled to expand upon the currently limited knowledge of groundwater systems and their links with climate. Many of the papers included here explore the interrelated issues of groundwater resources, climate-related changes and vulnerabilities at a regional scale in different continents and globally.
C Isabella Bovolo, Geoff Parkin and Marios Sophocleous
Groundwater: from mystery to management
T N Narasimhan
Nutrient cycling and N2O emissions in a changing climate: the subsurface water system role
Georgia Destouni and Amélie Darracq
Rainfall intensity and groundwater recharge: empirical evidence from the Upper Nile Basin
M Owor, R G Taylor, C Tindimugaya and D Mwesigwa
This focus issue is not yet complete, there are still letters at press and in review.