Academic Profile

Prof. Mike Edmunds' expertise lies in water quality, especially relating to groundwater, hydrogeochemistry and palaeohydrology. He retired from the British Geological Survey in nearby Wallingford where, since 1986, he held an IMP (Individual Merit Promotion) research position in hydrogeochemistry. He has been involved in the supervision of 12 PhD theses in UK and overseas and has evaluated theses in several European countries as well as UK. In 1999 he received the Whitaker Medal of the Geological Society for his achievements in hydrogeology. In 2009 he received the OE Meinzer Award of the Geological Society of America and in 2010, the Vernadsky Medal of the International Association of Geochemistry.

Current Research

His research has been applied in the fields of groundwater quality (UK and overseas), hydrogeochemical processes, trace element studies, isotope hydrology, palaeohydrology, arid and semi-arid zone studies including groundwater recharge assessment, groundwater acidification, salinity issues and mineral and thermal waters. He has over 230 scientific publications, including 140 externally reviewed in these fields. Most recently his interests centre on a) groundwater quality in the major aquifers of UK and Europe and b) water problems in arid and semi-arid regions of the Middle East (Cyprus, Jordan, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia), the Sahel countries (Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Sudan, also Ghana). He is currently involved in research into water scarcity in north west China, focusing on groundwater in the desert basins and on palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironments recorded in sand dune moisture. He is also involved in science to policy and capacity development issues involving water in semi-arid regions.

He is engaged in international consultancy work in the water quality sector for various United Nations organisations, notably the IAEA, UNESCO and has recently worked for ODA (now DfID) on projects related to groundwater and health as well as aquifer recharge. He has also served as Expert Rapporteur for the European Commission's Geothermal Energy programme as well as assessor for its Framework programmes. He has organised courses on water quality in UK, Greece, Honduras, Mexico, Ethiopia and elsewhere.

Recent Research Awards and Funding

  • Over the past decade he has received a number of NERC research awards and coordinated several R&D projects funded by the European Commission in Europe, the Russian Far East and North Africa.
  • Co-principal investigator (with ECU Oxford - now Environmental Change Institute) on NERC (TIGGER) Special Topic SAHEL programme: Intercomparison of groundwater/lake sediment records of Holocene environmental/climate change.
  • Coordination of 9-country EC programme (Framework 4) PALAEAUX- Management of Coastal Aquifers in Europe: palaeowaters, natural controls and human influence.
  • Two INTAS (EC) projects with Russia (and Ireland) - i) the Mineral Waters of Primorye, Russian Far East and ii) Kamchatka - protection of unique natural hydrothermal phenomena.
  • CEC Avicenne Programme. Recharge characteristics and groundwater quality of the Grand Erg Orientale - with Algeria, Tunisia and Syria.
  • GASPAL (Groundwater as Palaeoindicator). Coordination of EC ENRICH project with 3 European and 5 African countries; database for water quality and palaeohydrology
  • PALAEAUX. Management of Coastal Aquifers in Europe. Coordination of 9-country European project.
  • BaSeLiNe. Natural Baseline Quality In European Aquifers: A Basis For Aquifer Management. 9-country programme under the EC.
  • Royal Society International Joint Projects. Two Awards for collaborative studies on semi-arid zone groundwaters in NW China.

Teaching

Prof. Mike Edmunds teaches on the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management course. He also undertakes postgraduate teaching for MSc and D.Phil. students, including courses on: 'Catchment Science: Hydrogeology carbonate and non-non-carbonate hydrogeochemistry'; 'Water Quality and Sanitation: Groundwater pollution'; and 'Water History and Civilisation' option.

Recent Graduate Research Students (since 2006)

Owen Horwood
Completed in 2009

The challenge of change: a study of water governance in the Olifants river basin, South Africa

John Gates
Completed in 2007

Groundwater recharge and paleohydrology of the Badain Jaran, north-western China.

Selected Publications

Publications are those that were listed on the old website. Publications database integration forthcoming.
  • Stone, A.E.C. and Edmunds, W.M. (2014) Naturally-high nitrate in unsaturated zone sand dunes above the Stampriet Basin, Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 105: 41-51.
  • MacDonald, D.M.J. and Edmunds, W.M. (2014) Estimation of groundwater recharge in weathered basement aquifers, Southern Zimbabwe; a geochemical approach. Applied Geochemistry, 82: 86-100.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Darling, W.G., Purtschert, R. and Corcho Alvarado, J.A. (2013) Noble gas, CFC and other geochemical evidence for the age and origin of the Bath thermal waters, UK. Applied Geochemistry, 40: 155-163.
  • Huang, T., Pang, Z. and Edmunds, W.M. (2013) Soil profile evolution following land-use change: Implications for groundwater quantity and quality. Hydrological Processes, 27(8): 1238-1252.
  • Ma, J., He, J., Qi, S., Zhu, G., Zhao, W., Edmunds, W.M. and Zhao, Y. (2013) Groundwater recharge and evolution in the Dunhuang Basin, northwestern China. Applied Geochemistry, 28: 19-31.
  • Ma, J., Pan, Y., Gu, C., Shu, H., Edmunds, W.M. and Li, D. (2013) Agricultural structure adjustment and ecosystem restoration planning at the village level to combat desertification: a pilot study in the Minqin Basin, Northwest China. Advanced Materials Research, 864-867: 2599-2605.
  • Post, V.E.A., Groen, J., Kooi, H., Person, M. and Edmunds, W.M. (2013) Offshore fresh groundwaters as a global phenomenon. Nature, 504: 71-78.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2012) Limits to the availability of groundwater in Africa. Environmental Research Letters, 7(2): 21003.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Bogush, A.A. (2012) Geochemistry of natural waters - the legacy of V.I. Vernadsky and his students. Applied Geochemistry, 27(10): 1871-1886.
  • He, J., Ma, J., Zhang, P., Tian, L., Zhu, G., Edmunds, W.M. and Zhang, Q. (2012) Groundwater recharge environments and hydrogeochemical evolution in the Jiuquan Basin, northwest China. Applied Geochemistry, 27(4): 866-878.
  • Huang, T., Pang, Z. and Edmunds, W.M. (2012) Soil profile evolution following land-use change: implications for groundwater quantity and quality. Hydrological Processes.
  • Ma, J., Wang, Y., Zhao, Y., Jin, X., Ning, N., Edmunds, W.M. and Zhou, X. (2012) Spatial distribution of chloride and nitrate within the unsaturated dune of a cold-arid desert, implications for palaeo-environmental records. Catena, 96: 68-75.
  • Ma, J., Zhang, P., Zhu, G., Wang, Y., Edmunds, W.M., Ding, Z. and He, J. (2012) The composition and distribution of chemicals and isotopes in precipitation in the Shiyang river system, northwestern China. Journal of Hydrology, 436-437: 92-101.
  • Stone, A.E.C. and Edmunds, W.M. (2012) Sand, salt and water in the Stampriet Basin, Namibia: Calculating unsaturated zone (Kalahari dune-field) recharge using the chloride mass balance approach. Water SA, 38(3): 367-377.
  • Taylor, R.G., Scanlon, B., Döll, P., Rodell, M., van Beek, R., Wada, Y., Longuevergne, L., Leblanc, M., Famiglietti, J.S., Edmunds, W.M., Konikow, L., Green, T.R., Chen, J., Taniguchi, M., Bierkens, M.F.P., MacDonald, A., Fan, Y., Maxwell, R.M., Yechieli, Y., Gurdak, J.J., Allen, D.M., Shamsudduham, M., Hiscock, K., Yeh, P.J.F., Holman, I. and Treidel, H. (2012) Ground water and climate change. Nature Climate Change, 3: 322-329.
  • Whitehead, P.G. and Edmunds, W.M. (2012) Modelling and reconstruction of the River Kennet palaeohydrology and hydrogeology: Silbury Hill and Avebury in 4,400 BP. Hydrology Research, 43(5): 551-559.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2011) Beryllium: environmental geochemistry and health effects. In, Nriagu, J.O. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Volume 1. Burlington: Elsevier. pp. 293-301. ISBN: 978-0-444-52273-3.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2010) Conceptual models for recharge sequences in arid and semi-arid regions using isotopic and geochemical methods. In, Wheater, H.S., Mathias, S.A. and Li, X. (eds). Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas. Cambridge University Press. 150 pp. ISBN: 9780521111294.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Gaye, C.B. (2010) The unsaturated zone as an observatory for the African Sahel. In, Birkle, P. and Torres, I.S. (eds.) Water-Rock Interaction. CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden. pp. 23-26.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Hope, R.A. (2010) Water sustainability and security in Africa. Chapter 7, in Agyeman-Duah, I. (ed.) (2010) Pilgrims of the Night: Development challenges and opportunities in Africa. Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited. ISBN: 9780956240156.
  • Jin, L. and Edmunds, W.M. (2010) A new immiscible displacing fluid for extracting interstitial water from unsaturated sediments and soils. Vadose Zone Journal, 9: 1-7.
  • Ma, J.Z., Pan, F., Chen, L., Edmunds, W.M., Ding, Z., He, J., Zhou, K. and Huang, T. (2010) Isotopic and geochemical evidence of recharge sources and water quality in the Quaternary aquifer beneath Jinchang city, NW China. Applied Geochemistry, 25(7): 996-1007.
  • Celle-Jeanton, H., Huneau, F., Travi, Y., Edmunds, W.M. (2009) Twenty years of groundwater evolution in the Triassic sandstone aquifer of Lorraine: Impacts on baseline water quality. Applied Geochemistry, 24(7): 1198-1213.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2009) Geochemistry's vital contribution to solving water resource problems. Applied Geochemistry, 24(6): 1058-1073.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2009) Palaeoclimate and groundwater evolution in Africa - implications for adaptation and management. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 54(4): 781-792.
  • Ma J., Ding, Z., Edmunds, W.M., Gates, J.B. and Huang, T. (2009) Limits to recharge of groundwater from Tibetan plateau to the Gobi desert, implications for water management in the mountain front. Journal of Hydrology, 364: 128-141.
  • Ma, J., Edmunds, W.M., He, J. and Bing, J. (2009) A 2000 year geochemical record of palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironment derived from dune sand moisture. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology, 276: 38-46.
  • Shand, P., Darbyshire, D.P.F., Love, A.J., and Edmunds, W.M. (2009) Sr isotopes in natural waters: Applications to source characterisation and water-rock interaction in contrasting landscapes. Applied Geochemistry, 24: 574-586.
  • Gates, J.B., Edmunds, W.M., Ma, J., Darling, W.G., Pang, Z. and Young, A.A. (2008) Conceptual model of recharge to the southeastern Badain Jaran Desert from environmental tracers. Applied Geochemistry, 23: 3519-3534.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2008) Evolution of palaeowaters in sedimentary basins and coastal aquifers: valuable natural resources archives of climatic and environmental change. In, Carrillo, J.R. and Ortega, M.A.G. (eds.) Groundwater flow understanding: from local to regional scale (International Association of Hydrogeologists: Selected Papers on Hydrogeology,12). Taylor & Francis. Pp.1-7.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2008) Groundwater in Africa: palaeowater, climate change and modern recharge. In, Adelana, S., MacDonald, A., Alemayehu, T. and Tindimugaya, C. (eds.) Applied Groundwater Studies in Africa. Taylor & Francis. Pp. 305-322.
  • Gates, J.B., Edmunds, W.M., Ma, J., and Sheppard, P.R. (2008) A 700-year history of groundwater recharge in the drylands of NW China and links to East Asian monsoon variability. The Holocene, 18(7): 1045-1054.
  • Gates, J.B., Bohlke, J.K. and Edmunds, W.M. (2008) Ecohydrological Factors Affecting Nitrate Concentrations in a Phreatic Desert Aquifer in Northwestern China. Environmental Science and Technology, 42(10): 3531-3537.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Shand, P. (2008) Natural Groundwater Quality. Blackwells, Oxford.
  • Gates, J.B., Edmunds, W.M., Ma, J., and Scanlon, B.R. (2008) Estimating groundwater recharge in a cold desert environment in northern China using chloride. Hydrogeology Journal, 1431-2174.
  • Hinsby, K., Purtschert, R. and Edmunds, W.M. (2008) Groundwater age and quality. In, Quevauvallier, P. (ed) Groundwater Science and Policy: an International Overview. RSC Publishing. pp. 217-239.
  • Shand, P, Love, A.J., Darbyshire, D.P.F. and Edmunds, W.M. (2007) Sr isotopes in natural waters: applications to source characterisation and water-rock interaction in contrasting landscapes. In, Bullen, T.D. and Wang, Y. (eds.) Water-Rock Interaction.. Taylor and Francis. pp.27-35.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Gates, J. and Ma, J. (2007) Geochemical indicators of water scarcity - Inner Mongolia, China: The Minqin and Badain Jaran Desert. In, Bullen, T.D. and Wang, Y. (eds.) Water-Rock Interaction. Taylor and Francis. pp. 1481-1485.
  • Ma, J. and Edmunds, W.M. (2006) Groundwater and lake evolution in the Badain Jaran desert ecosystem, Inner Mongolia. Hydrogeology Journal, 14: 1231-1243.
  • Scanlon, B.R., Keese, K.E., Flint, A.L., Flint, L.E., Gaye, C.B., Edmunds, W.M. and Simmers, I. (2006) Global synthesis of groundwater recharge in semi-arid and arid regions. Hydrological Processes, 20: 3335-3370.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Ma, J., Aeschbach-Hertig, W., Kipfer, R., and D.P.F. Darbyshire (2006) Groundwater recharge history and hydrogeochemical evolution in the Minqin basin, North West China. Applied Geochemistry, 21: 2148-2170.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2006) Libya's Saharan groundwater: occurrence, origins and outlook. In, Mattingley, D., McLaren, S., Savage, E., al-Fasatwi, Y. and Gadgood, K. (eds.) The Libyan Desert: Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage. Society for Libyan Studies. pp 45-64.
  • Shand, P., Johanneson, K.H., Chudaev, O., Chudaeva, V. and Edmunds, W.M. (2005) Rare earth element contents of high pCO2 groundwaters of Primorye, Russia: Mineral stability and complexation controls. In, K.H. Johanneson (ed.) Rare earth elements in groundwater flow systems. Springer (Dordrecht), 161-186.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Smedley, P.L. (2005) Fluorine in natural waters - occurrence, controls and health aspects. In, O. Selnius (ed.) Medical Geology Reference - Earth Science Information in Support of Public Health Protection. Academic. pp. 301-329.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2005) Contribution of isotopic and nuclear tracers to study of groundwaters. In, P.K. Aggarwal, J. Gat, and K. Froehlich (eds.) Isotopes in the Water Cycle: Past, Present and Future of a Developing Science. Springer. pp. 171-192.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2005) Groundwater as an archive of climatic and environmental change. In, P.K. Aggarwal, J. Gat, and K. Froehlich (eds.) Isotopes in the Water Cycle: Past, Present and Future of a Developing Science. Springer. pp. 341-352.
  • Deans, J.D., Edmunds, W.M., Lindley, D.K., Gaye, C.B., Dreyfus, B., Nizinski, J.J., Neyra, M. and Munro, R.C. (2005) Nitrogen in interstitial waters in the Sahel: Natural baseline, pollutant or resource? Plant And Soil Science, 271: 47-62.
  • Ma, J.Z., Wang, X.S. and Edmunds, W.M. (2005) The characteristics of groundwater resources and their changes under the impacts of human activity in the arid north-west China - A case study of the Shiyang river basin. J. Arid Environments, 61: 277-295.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2004) Bath thermal waters: 400 years in the history of geochemistry and hydrogeology. In, Mather, J.D. (ed.) 200 Years of British Hydrogeology. Special Publication, 225. Geological Society, London Press. pp. 193-199.
  • Schuerch, M., Edmunds, W.M., Buckley, D.K. (2004) Three-dimensional flow and trace metal mobility in shallow chalk groundwater, Dorset, United Kingdom. Journal of Hydrology, 292: 229-248.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Dodo, A., Djoret, D., Gasse, F., Gaye, C.B., Goni, I.B., Travi, Y., Zouari, K. and Zuppi, G.M. (2004) Groundwater as an archive of climatic and environmental change. The Pep-III Traverse. In, Battarbee, R.W., Gasse, F. and Stickley, C.E. (eds.) Past Climate Variability Through Europe and Africa. Developments In Palaeoenvironmental Research Series: Kluwer Dordrecht. pp. 279-306.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2004) Silent Springs. In, J. Trottier and P. Slack (eds.) The Linacre Lectures 2002: Water. Oxford, Oxford University Press. pp. 13-34.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Guendouz, A.H., Mamou, A., Moulla, A.S., Shand, P. and Zouari, K. (2003) Groundwater evolution in the continental intercalaire aquifer of southern Algeria and Tunisia: Trace element and isotopic indicators. Applied Geochemistry, 18: 805-822.
  • Pearce, M.A., Jarvis, I., Swan, A.R.H., Murphy, A.M., Tocher, B.A. and Edmunds, W.M. (2003) Utility of elemental and stable isotope geochemistry in high resolution palynological studies: Upper cretaceous chalk of the Banterwick Barn borehole, Berkshire, UK. Marine Micropalaeontology, 47: 271-306.
  • Guendouz. A., Moulla, A.S., Edmunds, W.M., Zouari, K., Shand, P. and Mamou. A. (2003) Hyrdrogeochemical and isotopic evolution of water in the complexe terminal aquifer in the Algerian Sahara. Hydrogeology Journal, 11: 483-495.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Shand, P., Hart, P. and Ward, R.S. (2003) The Natural (baseline) quality of groundwater in England and Wales: A UK pilot study. The Science Of The Total Environment, 310: 25-35.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2003) Hydrogeochemical processes in arid and semi-arid regions - focus on North Africa. Chapter 7 in, I. Simmers (ed.) Understanding water in a dry environment: hydrological processes in arid and semi-arid zones. Unesco International Contributions to Hydrology, 23. Balkema. pp. 251-287.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2003) Renewable and non-renewable groundwater in semi-arid and arid regions. In, A.S. Alsharhan And W.W.Wood (eds.) Water Resources Perspectives: Evaluation, Management and Policy. Elsevier.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Carrillo-Rivera, J.J. and Cardona, A. (2002) Geochemical evolution of groundwater beneath Mexico City. Journal of Hydrology, 258: 1-24.
  • Carrillo-Rivera, J.J., Cardona, A. and Edmunds, W.M. (2002) management of high fluoride groundwater flow: valley of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Journal of Hydrology, 261: 24-47.
  • Smedley, P.L. and Edmunds, W.M. (2002) Redox patterns and trace element behaviour in the East Midlands Triassic sandstone aquifer, UK. Groundwater, 40: 44-58.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Tyler, S.W. (2002) Unsaturated zones as archives of past climates: towards a new proxy for continental regions. Hydrogeology Journal, 10: 216-228.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2001) Integrated geochemical and isotopic evaluation of regional aquifer systems in arid regions. Proc . Internat. Conf. On Regional Aquifer Systems: Managing Non-Renewable Resources. Tripoli (1999). Unesco.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2001) Investigations of the unsaturated zone in semi-arid regions using isotopic and chemical methods and applications to water resources problems. In, Isotope-Based Assessment of Groundwater Renewal in Water-Scarce Regions. Tecdoc-1246. Iaea Vienna. pp. 7-22.
  • Goni, I.B. and Edmunds, W.M. (2001) The use of unsaturated zone solute and isotope profiles in the study of groundwater recharge in the semi-arid zone of Nigeria. In, Isotope-Based Assessment of Groundwater Renewal in Water-Scarce Regions. Tecdoc-1246. Iaea Vienna. pp. 85-100.
  • Pearce, M.A., Jarvis, I., Swan, A.R.H., Murphy, A.M., Tocher, B.A. and Edmunds, W.M. (2001) Utility of elemental and stable isotope geochemistry in high resolution palynological studies: Upper Cretaceous chalk of the Banterwick Barn borehole, Berkshire, UK. Marine Micropalaeontology.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Milne, C.J. (eds.) (2001) Palaeowaters of coastal Europe: Evolution of groundwater since the late Pleistocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 189.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2001) Palaeowaters in European coastal aquifers: The goals and main conclusions of the Palaeaux Project. In, Edmunds, W.M. and Milne, C.J. (eds.) Palaeowaters of Coastal Europe: Evolution of Groundwater Since the Late Pleistocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 189: 1-16.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Buckley, D.K., Darling, W.G., Milne, C.J., Smedley, P.L. and Williams, A. (2001) Palaeowaters in the aquifers of the coastal regions of southern and eastern England. In, Edmunds, W.M. and Milne, C.J. (eds.) Palaeowaters of Coastal Europe: Evolution of Groundwater Since the Late Pleistocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 189: 71-92.
  • Vaikmäe R., Edmunds, W.M., and Manzano, M. (2001) Weichselian palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironment in Europe: Background for palaeogroundwater formation. In, Edmunds, W.M. and Milne, C.J. (eds.) Palaeowaters of Coastal Europe: Evolution of Groundwater Since the Late Pleistocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 189: 163-191.
  • Loosli, H.H., Aeschbach-Hertig, W., Barbecot, F., Blaser, P., Darling W.G., Dever, L., Edmunds, W.M., Kipfer, R., Purtschert, R. and Walraevens, K. (2001) Isotopic methods and their hydrogeochemical context in the investigation of palaeowaters. In, Edmunds, W.M. and Milne, C.J. (eds.) Palaeowaters of Coastal Europe: Evolution of Groundwater Since the Late Pleistocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 189: 193-212.
  • Hinsby, K., Edmunds, W.M., Loosli, H.H., Manzano, M., Condesso De Melo, T. and Barbecot, F. (2001) The modern water interface: recognition, protection and development. Advance of modern waters in European aquifer systems. In, Edmunds, W.M. and Milne, C.J. (eds.) Palaeowaters of Coastal Europe: Evolution of Groundwater Since the Late Pleistocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 189: 271-288.
  • Edmunds, W.M. Hinsby, K., Marlin, C., Melo, T., Manzano, M, Vaikmae, R. and Travi, Y. (2001) Evolution of groundwater systems at the European coastline. In, Edmunds, W.M. and Milne, C.J. (eds.) Palaeowaters of Coastal Europe: Evolution of Groundwater Since the Late Pleistocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 189: 289-311.
  • Custodio, E., Edmunds, W.M. and Travi, Y. (2001) Management of coastal palaeowaters. In, Edmunds, W.M. and Milne, C.J. (eds.) Palaeowaters of Coastal Europe: Evolution of Groundwater Since the Late Pleistocene. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 189: 313-327.
  • Goni, I.B., Fellman, E., and Edmunds, W.M. (2001) Rainfall geochemistry in the Sahel region of northern Nigeria. Atmospheric Environment: 4331-4339.
  • Edmunds, W.M., Fellman, E., Goni, I.B. and Prudhomme, C. (2001) Spatial and temporal distribution of recharge in northern Nigeria. Hydrogeology Journal, 10: 205-215.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2001) Significance of geochemical signatures in sedimentary basins. Water-Rock Interaction, 1: 29-36.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2001) Integrated geochemical and isotopic evaluation of regional aquifer systems in arid regions. In, Proceedings: Regional Aquifer Systems In Arid Zones - Managing Non-Renewable Resources. International Conference. Tripoli Libya, 20-24 November 1999. Ihp-Vi Technical Documents In Hydrology, 42, Unesco. Paris. pp. 107-118.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Smedley, P.L. (2000) Residence time indicators in groundwaters: The East Midlands Triassic sandstone aquifer. Applied Geochemistry, 15: 737-752.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2000) Groundwater emplacement in European coastal aquifers since the late Pleistocene: Implications for Development. In, I. Entner and H. Zojer (eds.) Proc. Eu Workshop on: Water Related Conflicts of Interests in the Alpine Environment: Warmbad-Villach Austria September 1998. Joanneum Research Graz. pp. 22-29.
  • Chudaev, O.V., Chudaeva, V.A., Karpov, G.A., Edmunds, W.M. and Shand, P. (2000) Geochemistry of waters in the main geothermal areas of Kamchatka. Vladivostok. Dalnauka. 162pp.
  • Edmunds, W.M. and Verhagen, B.T. (2000) Isotope-based assessment of groundwater renewal: An international study of the unsaturated zone. In, Sililo, et al (eds.) Groundwater: Past Achievements and Future Challenges. Balkema. Rotterdam. pp. 487-492.
  • Edmunds, W.M. (2000) Hydrogeochemistry. In, H.K. Jones and N.S. Robins (eds.) The chalk aquifer of the South Downs. Keyworth, British Geological Survey. pp 55-63.