Title: Ground Water Primer Web Pages 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor Purdue University 
Other producers or distributors: US EPA 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Web link for product information: http://www.purdue.edu/dp/envirosoft/groundwater/src/title.ht ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Planning overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: This environmental software program was produced by Purdue University under a cooperative agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Ground water is an important resource in the United States. It replenishes our streams, rivers, habitat. Ground water is also an important and bountiful source of fresh water for irrigation, industry, and communities. 75% of our cities depend on ground water for part or all of their drinking water supplies. For 50% of all Americans (including 95% of the rural population), ground water is the primary source of drinking water. Despite this dependence, ground water is not well understood by the majority of people. This computer program presents the following: The basic concepts of the hydrologic cycle, hydrogeology and supply and demand as they pertain to ground water. The contaminants that can affect water quality along with the risks these contaminants pose. Activites that an individual or community can do to help protect and conserve ground water. Programs that are now in place at the federal, state, and local levels to help protect ground water. The information in this program can be broken into two major categories: ground water quantity and ground water quality issues. Quantity issues includes such things as: 'where does ground water come from?', 'how does ground water travel?', 'what is ground water used for?', and 'how can we preserve ground water supplies?' Water quality issues considered are: 'where do water contaminants come from?', 'what treatment devices should be used for specific contaminants?', and 'how can we modify our actions to preserve and improve ground water quality?'. This program is written for community leaders, public water system suppliers and the general public that has an interest in protecting both their water supply and ground water in general. 
Link to Organisation(s): EPA Environmental Protection Agency
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 27/10/2006