Chemical Hydrology

Information resources on chemical hydrology and hydrochemistry.

The water chemistry or hydrochemistry is the branch of hydrology which deals with the chemical substances occurring in natural water, and their interactions.

Main areas of work are the chemical characterization of the water (which is highly dependent on the regional and geochemical event units), the determination of water-chemical parameters and the assessment of anthropogenic and other influences on the water quality.

The water chemistry is closely linked with other disciplines, such as geochemistry, soil chemistry, environmental chemistry - but also atmospheric chemistry and others. The determination of water parameters is based on the methods of analytical chemistry.

Below you will find online available information on the chemistry of the water. Commercial suppliers of water treatment are listed under water treatment and wastewater treatment.


Lecture Notes, Tutorials
Partial Information
Data and Databases
Research facilities and departments
Information Centres

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Chemical Hydrology
Lecture notes, theory - Format: PDF

Groundwater Chemistry
Lecture notes - Format: PDF

Hydrochemical Studies
Hydrochemical catchment studies as investigationsfocusing on the chemical composition of the runoff and the processes in the terrestrial and aquatic environments - Format: PDF

Lecture notes - Format: PDF

Chemical processes in the water cycle. Unesco - Format: PDF

Partial Information

Chemical hazards in drinking-water
The WHO Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality include facts sheets and comprehensive review documents for many individual chemicals. WHO

Chemical safety of drinking-water
Assessing priorities for risk management. WHO

Drinking Water Quality
Information resources on drinking water quality. WHO

Ground Water and Drinking Water
Information resources on drinking water and ground water quality. EPA

Guidelines for drinking-water quality
eBook: Volume 1 - Recommendations. WHO

Data and Databases

... STOrage and RETrieval is a repository for water quality, biological, and physical data and is used by state environmental agencies, EPA and other federal agencies, universities, private citizens, and many others. EPA


Near-surface hydrology and hydrochemistry
... under contrasting land-cover. Dissertation, 2008. University of Potsdam

Research facilities and departments

Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, ICBM
The scientific concept of the ICBM is based on the realization, that research of the seas, being one of the most manifold global systems, can only be successful using interdisciplinary methods. University of Oldenburg

Munich, Germany
Institute of Hydrochemistry. Technical University of Munich

Information Centres

... is a web portal offering information and services on topics related to soil and water

Related Books and Scientific Literature: Chemical Hydrology

Book recommendation

M. Sharp, Keith S. Richards, and M. Tranter

Glacier Hydrology and Hydrochemistry

The last decade has been a period of rapid advances in glacier hydrology and hydrochemistry. These have resulted from the application of new technologies to the direct observation of englacial and subglacial drainage systems via boreholes, from theoretical advances and from increased interactions between fieldworkers and modellers. This collection of papers captures the spirit of these advances highlighting new methodologies, the change in character of hydrological models from lumped conceptual models to physically based, distributed models, and the changing role of field studies in glacier hydrological investigations. Major themes identified in the book are: approaches to defining the structure of drainage systems in cold and temperate glaciers; investigations of the linkages between surface and subsurface components of these systems, and of hydraulic interactions between different elements of subglacial systems; seasonal changes in drainage system properties at local and glacier wide scales; controls on meltwater quality; the integration of field and modelling studies; and problems of scaling up results from studies of valley glaciers to the ice sheet scale.

Wiley; 2008

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