Major research on nutrient and pesticide leaching from cultivated soils, including first European paper in 1974 on the dynamics of groundwater nitrate pollution from ‘post-war agricultural land-use practices’, and subsequently on the management of diffuse pollution and groundwater use for irrigated agriculture.

1974 FOSTER S S D & Crease    R I.  J Inst Water Engrs 28 : 178-194 Nitrate pollution of Chalk groundwater in East Yorkshire – a hydrogeological appraisal F-1
1976 FOSTER S S D.
MAFF Tech Bulletin 32 : 68-91
The vulnerability of British groundwater resources to pollution by agricultural leachates F-2
1981 FOSTER S S D & Young    C P.   Royal Society of London : 47-59 Effects of agricultural land-use on groundwater quality with special reference to nitrate F-3
1982 FOSTER S S D, Cripps A C & Smith-Carington A K.     Phil Trans Royal Soc    296 : 477-489 Nitrate leaching to groundwater F-4
1983 Lawrence A R, FOSTER S S D & Izzard P W.                   J Instn Water Engrs & Sci 37 : 410-419 Nitrate pollution of Chalk groundwater in East Yorkshire – a decade on. F-5
1987 Parker J M, Booth S K &   FOSTER S S D.  P Instn Civil Engrs : 83 : 15-32 Penetration of nitrate from agricultural soils into the groundwater of the Norfolk Chalk.  
1989 Geake A K & FOSTER           S S D.  Hydrol Sciences J : 34 : 79-95 Sequential reprofiling of the isotopes and solutes in the unsaturated zone of the British Chalk.  
1992 Chilton P J & FOSTER       S S D.  NATO-ASI Series G: 30 : 333-347 Control of groundwater nitrate pollution in Britain by land-use change.  
1993 FOSTER S S D, Chilton P J & Stuart M E.J Inst Water Envir Mgmt 5 : 186-193 Mechanisms of groundwater pollution by pesticides. F-6
2000 FOSTER S S D.  Q J Eng Geology & Hydrogeology 33 : 263-280.         The 9th Ineson Lecture : Assessing and controlling the impacts of agriculture on groundwater – from barley barons to beef bans F-7
2008 FOSTER S & Candela L. Royal Soc Chemistry Publn : 454–470 Diffuse groundwater quality impacts from agricultural land-use: management and policy implications of scientific realities F-8
2010 Garduño H & FOSTER S.   GW-MATe Strategic Overview Series 4 : World Bank             Sustainable groundwater irrigation – approaches to reconciling demand with resources F-9
2010 FOSTER SSD & Perry CJ.
Hydrogeology J 18:             291-294.
Improving groundwater resource accounting in irrigated areas: a prerequisite for promoting sustainable use F-10
2012 FOSTER S & Shah T.
GWP Perspectives Paper
Groundwater resources and irrigated agriculture – making a beneficial relation more sustainable F-11
2013 Fraters D & FOSTER S.
IAH News & Info                     Aug 2013: 10–11.
Can the land produce more food and harvest acceptable groundwater?  


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