Groundwater-seawater interaction in the coastal zone -- Methds of study and quantitative assessment of groundwater discharge in seas and lakes -- Groundwater contribution to global water and salt balance -- Experience of study in groundwater discharge into some seas -- Groundwater contribution to water and salt balance of large lakes -- Remediation in the coastal zone. "Sustainable management of water resources is quickly increasing in importance on a global scale. An important piece of the puzzle is the characterization of marine water and determining its importance to geochemical budgets. To do this, submarine groundwater discharges must be carefully studied. Comprehensively exploring the subject, Submarine Groundwater presents quantitative data relating groundwater contribution to the water/salt balance of regional and global bodies of water. Defining the field of marine hydrogeology as a science that studies submarine groundwater, its properties, circulation, and distribution, Submarine Groundwater delineates the role of quantitative assessment of subsurface water exchange between land and sea in predicting its changes under the influence of natural factors and human activity. It provides a framework for assessing different methods and making the best choice for various situations"--BOOK JACKET.