Acque Sotterranee - Italian Journal of Groundwater is one of the oldest European journal dealing with groundwater. Papers on today widespread subjects, such as groundwater remediation and ground source heat pumps, were already published back in 1984.
Since June 2012 Acque Sotterranee is also named Italian Journal of Groundwater (AS/IT JGW), with a new editorial form, publishing peer-reviewed scientific and technical papers in English or Italian. The journal deals with the multiple aspects of groundwater resources, from drilling technologies to contamination, groundwater/surface water interaction, hydrogeochemistry, numerical modelling, etc. A special attention is devoted to the Italian regional and socio-economic context, as well as to the Mediterranean countries ad more in general to the EU area and its border countries. Its goal is to link together the academic world, professionals, authorities, private and public companies by presenting up to date scientific and technical papers. Notwithstanding, contributions of authors from other continents have a key role in the spread of common experiences.
The published papers concern description of hydrogeological systems, water resource management, natural system dependence on groundwater, climate change, drilling and abstraction, contamination hydrogeology, groundwater remediation technologies, hydrogeophysics, agrohydrology, geothermal energy production, socio-economical dependence and anthropogenic impact on groundwater systems, groundwater monitoring, just to name a few.
The printed format Journal is also Open Access online since 2016 and it is published four times per year (March, June, September and December). Each number presents: 4/6 scientific or technical papers in Italian and/or English; technical and historical sections (legislation, hydrogeophisics, hydrogeochemistry, modeling, etc.); technical dossiers on drilling techniques and water wells. The journal accepts original papers, short notes, reports, book and software reviews. Submitted papers undergo a double blind review and the Editors in Chief guarantee a short-time response on the editorial decision (60 days) since the date of receipt. Publication of accepted contributions is free of charge.
Acque Sotterranee - Italian Journal of Groundwtaer obtained the patronage of the National Association of Hydrogeology and Water Wells (ANIPA), of the Italian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-Italy) and of the National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA).
Vol 8, No 1 (2019): Monitoring and management of coastal aquifers (Korea-Italy bilateral groundwater science exchange)