Characterisation of major dual-porosity aquifers (North European Chalk, African & Asian weathered crystalline basement and some volcanic formations), including in 1975 what is regarded as the first paper describing the ‘solute matrix-diffusion mechanism’, which produces large time-delays in pollutant transport.

1974 FOSTER S S D & Milton V A. Hydrol Sci Bull 19 : 485-500 The permeability and storage of an unconfined Chalk aquifer A-1
1974 FOSTER S S D.  J Hydrol 23 : 299-311 Groundwater storage-riverflow relations in a Chalk catchment A-2
J Hydrol 25 : 159 -163 
The Chalk groundwater tritium anomaly – a possible explanation A-3
1977 FOSTER S S D & Robertson A S.  P Inst Civil Engr  63 : 803-817 Evaluation of a semi-confined Chalk aquifer in East Anglia A-4
1980 FOSTER S S D & Smith-Carington A K.
J Hydrol 46 : 343-364
The interpretation of tritium in the Chalk unsaturated zone A-5
1981 Barker J A & FOSTER   S S D.  Quart J Eng Geol 14 : 17-24 A diffusion exchange model for solute movement in fissured porous rock. A-6
IAHS Publn 144: 3-12
African groundwater development – the challenges for hydrogeological science A-7
1985 FOSTER S S D, Ellis A T, Losilla M & Rodriguez H.         Ground Water 23 : 795-802 Role of volcanic tuffs in the groundwater regime of the Valle Central, Costa Rica – Central America.  
1985 Chilton P J & FOSTER   S S D.       Hydrogeology J 3 : 36-49 Hydrogeological characterisation and water-supply potential of basement aquifers in tropical Africa. A-8
2000 B L Morris & S S D FOSTER.   Water Sci Tech 41 : 67-77. Cryptosporidium contamination hazard assessment and risk management for British groundwater sources. A-9
Hydrogeology J 20 : 659-672.
Hard-rock aquifers in tropical regions : using science to inform development and management policy






GROUNDWATER – HIDDEN RESOURCE & CONCEALED HAZARD Groundwater Hydrogeology Aquifer Pollution Water Resource Management Water Resource Governance Water Environment Urban Water Geotechnical Drainage Agricultural Irrigation