Energy Generation and Groundwater

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The generation, consumption and management of energy interacts with the groundwater domain in surprisingly varied ways. In consequence specific inputs from hydrogeological science are needed to understand these linkages, and for risk assessment and effective management of the interactions. To facilitate discussion it is helpful to classify the interactions under the following headings: sustainable exploitation of renewable energy resources; groundwater impacts of non-renewable energy sources; energy consumption for groundwater pumping and use.

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  • critical issues, database publication, energy, water, groundwater