The future of hydrogeology

Hydrogeology Journal



“The Future of Hydrogeology” would seem to be an overly ambitious topic for a theme issue of Hydrogeology Journal or for any other journal. Only a modicum of common sense and experience provides the insight that predicting the future of a science is a task fraught with uncertainty that should be approached with caution and humility. Please be assured that the intent of this issue of the journal is not to predict the future but rather to instigate discussion and to inspire creative thinking about hydrogeology. In their articles, authors have presented personal opinions concerning the future evolution of their subjects based on their experience. This is an acceptable approach, considering that any view of the future can be no more than an educated guess. Most authors have given their opinion after an expert and insightful review of the evolution of their subject to the present time or after reviewing the current state of knowledge or practice of their subject. Consequently, this issue of the Hydrogeology Journal provides an exciting view of potential developments in crucial aspects of hydrogeology founded upon developments to date.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The future of hydrogeology
Series title Hydrogeology Journal
DOI 10.1007/s10040-005-0435-8
Volume 13
Issue 1
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 6 p.
First page 1
Last page 6