Transactions of the ASAE
A procedure for optimal modification of a regional potentiometric surface designed solely on the basis of quantitative considerations, is presented. The modification in the potentiometric surface is necessary to incorporate groundwater quality criteria in a critical subsystem of the entire region. The resulting optimal regional potentiometric surface ensures: sustained groundwater yields from the aquifer, compliance with water quality constraints at critical cells of the sub· system (which are identified by a solute transport simulation model), and the most economic conjunctive management of surface and groundwater.
Datta, B. and R.C. Peralta. 1986. Optimal modification of regional potentiometric surface design for groundwater contaminant protection. Transactions of the ASAE. 29(4):1611‑1623.