Hydro-geology is the field of geology which deals with the distribution and movement of groundwater in the soil and rocks of the earth crust. Hydrology has evolved as a science inorder to understand the complex water systems of the Earth and help to solve water problems.
Hydrogeology looks at how water interacts with geological systems. Understanding where it is and how it moves under the ground is essential in protecting this resource. Hydrogeologists are able to give information on groundwater availability and vulnerability. The best way to conserve the quality of groundwater is to adopt the concept of pollution prevention. This protects the whole resource and avoids the need for treatment at the point of use. Expert advice from hydrogeologists helps to develop codes of practice for land-use and planning, and make this concept a reality.
Related Journals of Hydrogeology
Hydrogeology & Hydrologic Engineering, Hydrology: Current Research, Earth Science & Climatic Change, Oceanography: Open Access, Journal of Environmental Hydrology, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Journal of Hydrodynamics, Quaterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology