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Groundwater Management Practices

1st Edition

Edited by Angelos N. Findikakis, Kuniaki Sato

CRC Press

436 pages

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Groundwater is an indispensable resource in many parts of the world, where it supports domestic water supply, irrigated agriculture and industry. Its increased, and often intensive, use during the last half century has created problems and raised concerns regarding the potential depletion of local aquifers, water quality degradation and various geologic hazards such as land subsidence and sinkholes. This volume includes contributions by experts from several countries who describe different groundwater management practices in their part of the world and discuss measures and actions in response to the challenges associated with the sustainability of groundwater use and the protection of the groundwater environment, as well as the evolution of legal and institutional framework needed for their implementation. It discusses past and present practices and various aspects of the regulatory and legal framework of groundwater management in Japan, China, India, Iran, Australia, the United States, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland and the European Union, and reviews recent efforts to improve the management of transboundary aquifer resources.

Table of Contents

Highlights and common themes of groundwater management practices around the world

Angelos N. Findikakis

Groundwater resources management in Japan

Kenji Jinno and Kuniaki Sato

Groundwater management for sustainable water resources utilization in China

Bingchen Wang, Xilai Zheng, and Guoqing Lin

Groundwater issues and management in the North China Plain

Yangwen Jia

Groundwater management practices and emerging challenges: lessons from a case study in the Karnataka State of South India

Sekhar Mudda, Yusuf Javeed, Soumaya Bandyopadhyay, Sylvian Mangiarotti, and Pierre Mazzega

Groundwater management in Kandi region of Jammu Province, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Vikas Sharma and Uttam C. Sharma

Sustainable water resource management in the foothills of the Siwaliks, Northwest India

Sanjay Arora

Role of groundwater in the Tehran water supply

Hamid R. Jahani

Groundwater in Spain: legal framework and management issues

Jorge Molinero, Emilio Custodio, Andrés Sahuquillo, and Manuel R. Llamas

Groundwater management in Denmark – protection of natural resources

Anders Refsgaard and Susanne Vangsgaard

Management issues for the Edwards Aquifer, Texas, USA

Randy J. Charbeneau and Charles W. Kreitler

Economic benefits of expanded groundwater storage in the Central and West Coast basins of Southern Los Angeles County

David L. Sunding, Stephen F. Hamilton, Newsha K. Ajami

Sustainable management of groundwater resources in parts of arid South Australia

Ian F. Clark and Lynn A. Brake

Groundwater quality management practices

Eduard Hoehn

Protection of groundwater environments

Fritz Stauffer

Impacts of below-ground structures on the groundwater environment and their management

Kuniaki Sato and Takayuki Ueno

Geological hazards due to groundwater pumping and/or artificial recharge

Jiang Li and Zuping Sheng

Groundwater-related laws in Japan

Kuniaki Sato, Katsuhiko Shichinohe, and Takayuki Ueno

Groundwater-related laws, regulations and standards in China

Bingchen Wang, Xilai Zheng, and Guoqing Lin

The EU groundwater regulatory framework

Philippe Quevauviller, Johannes Grath, Andreas Scheidleder, and Balazs Horvath

Groundwater legal framework and management practices in the High Plains aquifer, USA

Marios Sophocleous

UNESCO inventory of transboundary aquifers: managing shared groundwater resources wisely

Alice Aureli

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