• Groundwater is water that exists in the pore spaces and fractures in rocks and sediments beneath the Earth’s

surface.

• METEORIC WATER
Groundwater derived from rainfall and infiltration within the normal hydrological cycle.

• CONNATE WATERS Groundwater encountered at great depths in sedimentary rocks as a result of water having been trapped in marine sediments at the time of their deposition.

• FOSSIL WATER if fresh may be originated from the fact of climate change phenomenon.

• AERATION ( UNSATURATED ZONE)
- Partially occupied by water and air. - Where Vadose zone occurs.

the unsaturated zone between the ground surface and the water table through which ground water can

• SATURATION - IT IS FILLED WITH WATER UNDER HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE.