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Main Title Assessing Ground-Water Vulnerability to Contamination: Providing Scientifically Defensible Information for Decision Makers.
Author Focazio, M. J. ; Reilly, T. E. ; Rupert, M. G. ; Helsel, D. R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher 2003
Year Published 2003
Stock Number PB2003-104144
Additional Subjects Decision making ; Water management ; Environmental impact ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Waster pollution abatement ; Probability ; Water quality ; Environmental transport ; Environmental protection ; Water resources ; Aquifers ; Forecasting ; Mathematical models ; United States ; Ecosystems ; Assessments ; Vulnerability assessments
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NTIS  PB2003-104144 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 07/23/2003
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Abstract
Throughout the United States increasing demands for safe drinking water and requirements to maintain healthy ecosystems are leading policy makers to ask complex social and scientific questions about how to assess and manage our water resources. This challenge becomes particularly difficult as policy and management objectives require scientific assessments of the potential for ground-water resources to become contaminated from anthropogenic, as well as natural sources of contamination. Assessments of the vulnerability of ground water to contamination range in scope and complexity from simple, qualitative, and relatively inexpensive approaches to rigorous, quantitative, and costly assessments. Tradeoffs must be carefully considered among the competing influences of the cost of an assessment, the scientific defensibility, and the amount of acceptable uncertainty in meeting the objectives of the water-resource decision maker.