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The last quarter of the 20th Century has seen the most rapid development of hydrogeology in terms of both the depth of understanding of hydrogeological processes and of the hydrogeology of Britain, with an associated rapid growth in the number of people employed as professional hydrogeologists in the UK. The four main influences that brought about these developments are changes in the structure of the UK water industry and environmental regulators, particularly ion England and Wales; influences of EC directives on UK environmental regulation; a growing public awareness of environmental issues and the pressure they applied on successive governments; and developments in computing power, software development and electronic instrumentation. The paper examines the fields in which hydrogeologists have worked during these last three decades and concludes that it has been the richest period for hydrogeological achievement in the history of the science.

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Author(s): Brassington FC

Editor(s): Mather J.D.

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Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: 200 Years of British Hydrogeology

Year: 2004

Volume: 225

Pages: 363-385

Series Title: Geological Society of London Special Publication

Publisher: Geological Society

Place Published: London, UK

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781862391550


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