strategy

Managing groundwater

Description:
Managing underground water resources and reserves with regard to the life, health and integrity of ecosystems, uses, ownership status and user rights, legal systems, transboundary issues, pollution and overdraft.
Context:
The present wellbeing of most industrialized countries and the hopes for a brighter future in the less-developed countries depend to a significant extent on the availability of sufficient quantities of ground water of adequate quality. With the continuing and increasing presence of contaminants in major surface-water resources such as the Rhine, Danube and Great Lakes of North America, with the discovery of toxic contaminants in numerous subsurface waste-disposal sites in the industrialized nations, and with the pollution of aquifers underlying cities in the less-developed countries, there is a clear need for effective ground-water quality management throughout the world.
Subjects:
Water
Management
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies