A risk analysis approach to managing groundwater quality in the upper Santa Cruz basin

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Title:
A risk analysis approach to managing groundwater quality in the upper Santa Cruz basin
Author:
Richardson, Thomas Clayton,1962-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Groundwater contamination in the upper Santa Cruz basin may result in human health effects. Contaminants have been identifed and their prospective fates in the environment have been projected. A groundwater flow and solute transport model is used to predict spatial and temporal distributions of contaminants over a 50-year period. A risk analysis framework is used to evaluate prospective groundwater contamination effects and options for groundwater quality management. Spatial and temporal distributions of contamination, exposure potential, and expected health effects are examined. Uncertainties are identified and dealt with by placing bounds on all uncertain parameters. It is shown that little health risk is expected from predicted groundwater contamination; however, local contamination events may lead to unexpected risks to human health. Results of the analysis may be used in making groundwater quality management decisions.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Quality -- Santa Cruz River Watershed (Ariz. and Mexico); Groundwater flow -- Pollution -- Santa Cruz River Watershed (Ariz. and Mexico)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Davis, Donald R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA risk analysis approach to managing groundwater quality in the upper Santa Cruz basinen_US
dc.creatorRichardson, Thomas Clayton,1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Thomas Clayton,1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractGroundwater contamination in the upper Santa Cruz basin may result in human health effects. Contaminants have been identifed and their prospective fates in the environment have been projected. A groundwater flow and solute transport model is used to predict spatial and temporal distributions of contaminants over a 50-year period. A risk analysis framework is used to evaluate prospective groundwater contamination effects and options for groundwater quality management. Spatial and temporal distributions of contamination, exposure potential, and expected health effects are examined. Uncertainties are identified and dealt with by placing bounds on all uncertain parameters. It is shown that little health risk is expected from predicted groundwater contamination; however, local contamination events may lead to unexpected risks to human health. Results of the analysis may be used in making groundwater quality management decisions.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Quality -- Santa Cruz River Watershed (Ariz. and Mexico)en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow -- Pollution -- Santa Cruz River Watershed (Ariz. and Mexico)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairDavis, Donald R.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213339560en_US
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