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Conrad G. Leszkiewicz, PhD, PE, PG
The dominant application of groundwater engineering is the provision of water supplies for municipalities, agriculture, and industries. Sufficient groundwater supplies are essential for the health and economic well-being of the United States. With increasing demands for water from growing world populations, agriculture, and industry, as well as growing intermittent, if not long-term shortages of surface water due to droughts, groundwater is becoming an even more important source of fresh water for society.
The Floridan Aquifer System is the fifth largest principal water supply aquifer system in the United States. It supplies water for agriculture and municipalities throughout Florida and a large part of Georgia. This aquifer system is unique in that it is a carbonate rock aquifer that is experiencing land subsidence in the form of sink holes and saltwater intrusion due, in part, to groundwater withdrawals. This 5-hour course will provide an overview and familiarization of this vital and important aquifer system. It will document concerns for this resource due to usage and future concerns due to development.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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