British hydrogeologists in North Africa and the Middle East: an historical perspective
The main British hydrogeological contributions to a very extensive area are referenced and it is concluded that notable contributions have been made to the understanding of regional sedimentary basin hydrodynamics. The British hydrogeological involvement in much of the area, however, has unfortunately been less than that of the French, principally because of past colonial influences.
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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 progrss which has been made, and the lives and work of some of those who were intimately involved.