The scope of hydrogeology is reviewed with the aim of deriving a definition of the subject which embraces the numerous facets of the role of groundwater in the hydrological cycle and as a geological agent. The definition adopted is that hydrogeology can be defined as the study of:

  • the occurrence and movement of aqueous solutions through porous and permeable rock media, regardless of the phase or concentration of the solutions.

  • the modifications caused to the chemical composition of the solutions, of other subsurface fluids and of the rock media by their mutual interaction.

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