200 Years of British Hydrogeology (Geological Society Special Publication) (No. 225) by J D Mather
Geological Society of London; illustrated edition edition | January 1, 2004 | English | ISBN: 1862391556 | 393 pages | PDF | 50 MB
The collection of papers in this volume records the development of hydrogeology in Britain over the last 200 years. Following the application, by William Smith, of stratigraphic principles to the sinking of wells, Victorian engineers and scientists established groundwater as a major contributor to public water supplies. In the twentieth century, the development of groundwater continued rapidly, controlled by an ever-changing regulatory regime. The 25 papers in this volume review the progress which has been made, and the lives and work of some of those who were intimately involved.