Date of Award

8-1-2019

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Geography and Environmental Resources

First Advisor

Li, Ruopu

Abstract

Rapid population growth and climate variability have been posing pressure on groundwater management, especially in regions dominated by irrigation agriculture. Effective management practices require a better understanding of groundwater dynamics and its contributing factors, such as recharge, groundwater-surface water interactions, soil and unsaturated zone characteristics. Although groundwater models can provide valuable insights into these questions, these models are often nonexistent or cost prohibitive.

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