Models which solve the governing groundwater flow or solute transport equations in conjunction with optimization techniques, such as linear and quadratic programming, are powerful aquifer management tools. Groundwater management models fall in two general categories: hydraulics or policy evaluation and water allocation. Experience from the few real world applications of groundwater optimization-management techniques is summarized. Classified separately are methods for groundwater quality management aimed at optimal waste disposal in the subsurface. This classification is composed of steady state and transient management models that determine disposal patterns in such a way that water quality is protected at supply locations. -from Author
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A review of distributed parameter groundwater management modeling methods.