Abstract

Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick was commissioned by CIRIA in 1990 to undertake an investigation into the impact of urbanization on the Thames Gravel Aquifer of central London. As a part of this investigation, a computerized approach to data handling was adopted. This paper describes the approach, from the use of downhole data loggers for monitoring groundwater and hydrological parameters, through to the analysis of field data using a lumped parameter model constructed on a spreadsheet and a geographical information system developed in-house. The advantages and disadvantages of this particular combination of computer hardware and software for aquifer monitoring studies are discussed.

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