Starting with work in London relating to construction of a tidal-surge barrier, significant applied research on the impacts of urbanisation on groundwater and of groundwater on the urban infrastructure in cities worldwide over a 40-year period.

1972 Gray D A & FOSTER S S D.
Phil Trans Royal Soc A 272 : 245-257
Urban influences on groundwater conditions in the Thames Flood Plain Deposits of Central London  E-1
1980 Lewis W J, Farr J L & FOSTER S S D.  P Instn Civil Engr 69 : 281-293 The pollution hazard to village water supplies in eastern Botswana.  E-2
UN Natural Resources Forum 9 :  125-132
Potable groundwater supplies and low cost sanitary engineering – how compatible?  
1986 Thomson J A M & FOSTER S S D.      J Instn Water Engr & Sci 40 :   527-540 Effect of urbanisation on groundwater of limestone islands: an analysis of the Bermuda case.  
1994 FOSTER S S D, Gale I N &  Hespanhol I.   WHO-PAHO-CEPIS Publn  Impacts of wastewater use and disposal on groundwater.  
IAHS Publn 198 : 187-207
Impacts of urbanisation on groundwater.  
1999 FOSTER S S D, Morris B L & Chilton P J.
IAHS Publn 259 : 3-12
Groundwater in urban development: a review of linkages and concerns. E-3
Urban Water 3 : 185-192
The interdependence of groundwater and urbanisation in rapidly-developing cities.  
2004 FOSTER S S D & Chilton   P J.     Hydrogeology J       12 : 115-120         Downstream of downtown – urban wastewater as groundwater recharge.  E-4
2008 Buapeng S & FOSTER S.
GW-MATE Case Profile Collection 20 : World Bank
Controlling groundwater abstraction and related environmental degradation in Metropolitan Bangkok–Thailand E-5
IAHS Publn 12 (Groundwater & Climate in Africa) 115-120.
Urban water-supply security – making the best use of groundwater to meet demands of expanding population under climate change. E-6
2010 FOSTER S, Hirata R & Garduno H.   GW-MATE Strategic Overview     Series 3 : World Bank  Urban groundwater use policy – balancing the benefits and risks in developing nations E-7
2011 FOSTER S, Hirata R & Howard K. Hydrogeology J 19 : 271-274. Groundwater use in developing cities – policy issues arising from current trends  E-8
2011 FOSTER S & Hirata R.
SIWI On the Water Front 21-29.
Groundwater use for urban development : enhancing benefits and reducing risks E-9
2012 FOSTER S & Hirata R.
Water 21: 44–48.
Sustainable groundwater use for developing country urban populations – lessons from Brazil E-10
2013 FOSTER S & Vairavaimoorthy K.
GWP Perspectives Paper
Urban groundwater – policies and institutions for integrated management  E-11

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

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