Global Groundwater

Global Groundwater
Author: Abhijit Mukherjee,Bridget R. Scanlon,Alice Aureli,Simon Langan,Huaming Guo,Andrew A. McKenzie
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2020-11-08
ISBN 10: 0128181737
ISBN 13: 9780128181737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Groundwater Book Review:

Global Groundwater: Source, Scarcity, Sustainability, Security, and Solutions presents a compilation of compelling insights into groundwater scenarios within all groundwater-stressed regions across the world. Thematic sub-sections include groundwater studies on sources, scarcity, sustainability, security, and solutions. The chapters in these sub-sections provide unique knowledge on groundwater for scientists, planners, and policymakers, and are written by leading global experts and researchers. Global Groundwater: Source, Scarcity, Sustainability, Security, and Solutions provides a unique, unparalleled opportunity to integrate the knowledge on groundwater, ranging from availability to pollution, nation-level groundwater management to transboundary aquifer governance, and global-scale review to local-scale case-studies. Provides interdisciplinary content that bridges the knowledge from groundwater sources to solutions and sustainability, from science to policy, from technology to clean water and food Includes global and regional reviews and case studies, building a bridge between broad reviews of groundwater-related issues by domain experts as well as detailed case studies by researchers Identifies pathways for transforming knowledge to policy and governance of groundwater security and sustainability

Global Groundwater Resources and Management

Global Groundwater Resources and Management
Author: B.S. Paliwal
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN 10: 9387869660
ISBN 13: 9789387869660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Groundwater Resources and Management Book Review:

The book on “Global Groundwater Resources and Management” has been aimed at growing recognition of depleting world groundwater resources, their contamination, future requirement of the fast growing human population of the world and urgent need of a better groundwater resources management system. The issues are quite complex but now they have crossed all the political boundaries and have become a common cause. The biggest challenge before the scientific community is to integrate valuable scientific advances and technological progress to solve the issue based on holistic and effective sustainable groundwater management. The book comprises the selected papers presented from all over the world at the 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, August 6 -14. 2008. A referee system of high, international standard has been used to review all the papers thoroughly before accepting them for publication. Each paper has been reviewed by at least two internationally recognized subject experts. In many cases as many as 5 or 6 subject experts have been contacted for the review work for a single paper because a much delayed response from the first two reviewers. Fortunately, all of them have sent their review comments simultaneously but at a later date. The book is broadly divided into five sections dealing with key aspects of global groundwater resources and management 1. Groundwater Resources and Management 2. Hydogeological Conditions, Groundwater Assessment and Modeling 3. Hydrogeochemistry and Contamination of Groundwater Resources 4. Exploitation of Groundwater and its Recharge 5. Hazardous Groundwater Conditions In total 31 research papers from Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Finland, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Uzbekistan were selected from the General Symposium: Hydrogeology of the 33rd I.G.C. Oslo-2008. Reviewers were from countries like Argentina, Bangladesh, China, Finland, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Resources

Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Resources
Author: Holger Treidel,Jose Luis Martin-Bordes,Jason J. Gurdak
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2011-12-02
ISBN 10: 0203120760
ISBN 13: 9780203120767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Resources Book Review:

Climate change is expected to modify the hydrological cycle and affect freshwater resources. Groundwater is a critical source of fresh drinking water for almost half of the worlds population and it also supplies irrigated agriculture. Groundwater is also important in sustaining streams, lakes, wetlands, and associated ecosystems. But despite this,

The United Nations World Water Development Report N 4 Groundwater and Global Change Trends Opportunities and Challenges

The United Nations World Water Development Report     N   4     Groundwater and Global Change  Trends  Opportunities and Challenges
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9230010499
ISBN 13: 9789230010492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance

Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 9251092591
ISBN 13: 9789251092590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance Book Review:

This report aims at integrating regional and country experiences and projects with regard to viable groundwater management practices for the future. It compiles and translates best available present scientific and technical knowledge on groundwater resources and their governance, which is often highly specialized, into simpler language and synoptic representations, accessible to a large public of policy and decision makers across development sectors. It serves as a technical basis for the visioning process, and for the definition of the Framework for Action on groundwater governance.This is one of 3 outputs of project GCP/GLO/277/GEF expected to be published under the names of its 5 partner organizations and widely circulated to policy and decision-makers in countries, as well as other stakeholders of groundwater governance and practionners around the world. This outputs provides the technical basis for the other two: A Global Vision for Groundwater Governance 2030 and Global Framework for Action to Achieve the Vision on Groundwater Governance.

Bringing Groundwater Quality Research to the Watershed Scale

Bringing Groundwater Quality Research to the Watershed Scale
Author: Neil R. Thomson
Publsiher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781901502183
ISBN 13: 190150218X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution

The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution
Author: Mark Giordano,Karen G. Villholth
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2007-01
ISBN 10: 1845931726
ISBN 13: 9781845931728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution Book Review:

While addressing the issues of using groundwater in agriculture for irrigation in the developing world, this book discusses the problems associated with the degradation and overexploitation of using it. It explores the practiced and potential methods for its management in the context of agricultural development.

Groundwater around the World

Groundwater around the World
Author: Jean Margat,Jac van der Gun
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN 10: 0203772148
ISBN 13: 9780203772140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Groundwater around the World Book Review:

This book presents a unique and up-to-date summary of what is known about groundwater on our planet, from a global perspective and in terms of area-specific factual information. Unlike most textbooks on groundwater, it does not deal with theoretical principles, but rather with the overall picture that emerges as a result of countless observations,

Global Water Dynamics

Global Water Dynamics
Author: Emanuel Mazor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2004-03-18
ISBN 10: 0824758064
ISBN 13: 9780824758066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Water Dynamics Book Review:

All that makes this planet special is largely attributable to liquid water. Water in one form or another is found all over our planet, even encountered at depths of thousands of meters within the rocky crust. With a history of around four billion years, water has been around since the early days of Earth. Its presence in large amounts is unique to our planet, as are the outcomes and products of the water-involved geological processes. If Earth is to us a friendly home, it is thanks to all that water has created. Global Water Dynamics, written by renown geologist Emanuel Mazor is a unique book that deals with the global water systems via observations and multi-parametric physical, chemical, and isotopic measurements taken from a large number of springs and bore holes around the world. The obtained data leads to conclusions and working hypotheses that provide us with the detailed understanding of studied systems. It also allows us to see the forest beyond the trees, the global system of inter-related systems. These include recent cycling groundwater, connate water entrapped in sedimentary basins, as well as thermal and volcanic water systems, and the occurrence of petroleum deposits. The presented data and discussions lead to first principles analyses, as well as a long list of practical lessons. The content of this book addresses experts in the relevant fields, as well as university students in the earth sciences, hydrology, geology, petroleum exploration and exploitation, and environmental management and education.

Integrated Groundwater Management

Integrated Groundwater Management
Author: Anthony J Jakeman,Olivier Barreteau,Randall J Hunt,Jean-Daniel Rinaudo,Andrew Ross
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 762
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN 10: 3319235761
ISBN 13: 9783319235769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Groundwater Management Book Review:

The aim of this book is to document for the first time the dimensions and requirements of effective integrated groundwater management (IGM). Groundwater management is a formidable challenge, one that remains one of humanity’s foremost priorities. It has become a largely non-renewable resource that is overexploited in many parts of the world. In the 21st century, the issue moves from how to simply obtain the water we need to how we manage it sustainably for future generations, future economies, and future ecosystems. The focus then becomes one of understanding the drivers and current state of the groundwater resource, and restoring equilibrium to at-risk aquifers. Many interrelated dimensions, however, come to bear when trying to manage groundwater effectively. An integrated approach to groundwater necessarily involves many factors beyond the aquifer itself, such as surface water, water use, water quality, and ecohydrology. Moreover, the science by itself can only define the fundamental bounds of what is possible; effective IGM must also engage the wider community of stakeholders to develop and support policy and other socioeconomic tools needed to realize effective IGM. In order to demonstrate IGM, this book covers theory and principles, embracing: 1) an overview of the dimensions and requirements of groundwater management from an international perspective; 2) the scale of groundwater issues internationally and its links with other sectors, principally energy and climate change; 3) groundwater governance with regard to principles, instruments and institutions available for IGM; 4) biophysical constraints and the capacity and role of hydroecological and hydrogeological science including water quality concerns; and 5) necessary tools including models, data infrastructures, decision support systems and the management of uncertainty. Examples of effective, and failed, IGM are given. Throughout, the importance of the socioeconomic context that connects all effective IGM is emphasized. Taken as a whole, this work relates the many facets of effective IGM, from the catchment to global perspective.

Advances in Groundwater Governance

Advances in Groundwater Governance
Author: Karen G. Villholth,Elena Lopez-Gunn,Kirstin Conti,Alberto Garrido,Jac Van Der Gun
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1351808419
ISBN 13: 9781351808415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Groundwater Governance Book Review:

This book addresses groundwater governance, a subject internationally recognized as crucial and topical for enhancing and safeguarding the benefits of groundwater and groundwater-dependent ecosystems to humanity, while ensuring water and food security under global change. The multiple and complex dimensions of groundwater governance are captured in 28 chapters, written by a team of leading experts from different parts of the world and with a variety of relevant professional backgrounds. The book aims to describe the state-of-the-art and latest developments regarding each of the themes addressed, paying attention to the wide variation of conditions observed around the globe. The book consists of four parts. The first part sets the stage by defining groundwater governance, exploring its emergence and evolution, framing it through a socio-ecological lens and describing groundwater policy and planning approaches. The second part discusses selected key aspects of groundwater governance. The third part zooms in on the increasingly important linkages between groundwater and other resources or sectors, and between local groundwater systems and phenomena or actions at the international or even global level. The fourth part, finally, presents a number of interesting case studies that illustrate contemporary practice in groundwater governance. In one volume, this highly accessible text not only familiarizes water professionals, decision-makers and local stakeholders with groundwater governance, but also provides them with ideas and inspiration for improving groundwater governance in their own environment.

The Role of Sound Groundwater Resources Management and Governance to Achieve Water Security

The Role of Sound Groundwater Resources Management and Governance to Achieve Water Security
Author: International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management,UNESCO
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-10-31
ISBN 10: 9231004689
ISBN 13: 9789231004681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Groundwater Monitoring

Groundwater Monitoring
Author: Anne Marie Fouillac,Johannes Grath,Rob Ward
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780470749692
ISBN 13: 0470749695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Groundwater Monitoring Book Review:

Groundwater is sometimes called “the hidden asset” – awareness of its existence and its importance is not well known and as a consequence the measures which are required to protect and manage it in an environmental sustainable way are either not taken or are taken too late. Where pollution has occurred and measures are taken too late it may take decades, or longer, until the necessary restoration of quality is achieved. This comprehensive text presents in the following sections: Groundwater monitoring in the regulatory and international context Conceptual modelling and network design Groundwater pollutants and other pressures Groundwater quality standards and trend assessment Case studies for groundwater assessment and monitoring in the light of EU legislation Groundwater measurements Associating external stakeholders The editors have collected state-of-the-art information on groundwater quality assessment monitoring from the international community, providing further stimulation to the work of all parties involved in the challenges this area creates to ensure sound quality assessment of groundwater.

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change
Author: Binota Thokchom,Pengpeng Qiu,Pardeep Singh,Parameswar K. Iyer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN 10: 0128203943
ISBN 13: 9780128203941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change Book Review:

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change reviews key issues surrounding climate change and water resources. The book brings together experts from a variety of fields and perspectives, providing a comprehensive view on how climate change impacts water resources, how water pollution impacts climate change, and how to assess potential hazards and success stories on managing and addressing current issues in the field. Topics also include assessing policy impacts, innovative water reuse strategies, and information on impacts on fisheries and agriculture including food scarcity. This book is an excellent tool for researchers and professionals in Climate Change, Climate Services and Water Resources, and those trying to combat the impacts and issues related to Global and Planetary Change. Covers a wide range of theoretical and practical issues related to how climate change impacts water resources and adaptation, with extended influence on agriculture, food and water security, policymaking, etc. Reviews mathematical tools and simulations models on predicting potential hazards from climate change in such a way they can be useful to readers from a variety of levels of mathematical expertise Examines the potential impacts on agriculture and drinking water quality Includes case studies of successful management of water and pollutants that contribute to climate change

Advances in Groundwater Governance

Advances in Groundwater Governance
Author: Karen G. Villholth,Elena Lopez-Gunn,Kirstin Conti,Alberto Garrido,Jac Van Der Gun
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1351808400
ISBN 13: 9781351808408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Groundwater Governance Book Review:

This book addresses groundwater governance, a subject internationally recognized as crucial and topical for enhancing and safeguarding the benefits of groundwater and groundwater-dependent ecosystems to humanity, while ensuring water and food security under global change. The multiple and complex dimensions of groundwater governance are captured in 28 chapters, written by a team of leading experts from different parts of the world and with a variety of relevant professional backgrounds. The book aims to describe the state-of-the-art and latest developments regarding each of the themes addressed, paying attention to the wide variation of conditions observed around the globe. The book consists of four parts. The first part sets the stage by defining groundwater governance, exploring its emergence and evolution, framing it through a socio-ecological lens and describing groundwater policy and planning approaches. The second part discusses selected key aspects of groundwater governance. The third part zooms in on the increasingly important linkages between groundwater and other resources or sectors, and between local groundwater systems and phenomena or actions at the international or even global level. The fourth part, finally, presents a number of interesting case studies that illustrate contemporary practice in groundwater governance. In one volume, this highly accessible text not only familiarizes water professionals, decision-makers and local stakeholders with groundwater governance, but also provides them with ideas and inspiration for improving groundwater governance in their own environment.

The Global Water System in the Anthropocene

The Global Water System in the Anthropocene
Author: Anik Bhaduri,Janos Bogardi,Jan Leentvaar,Sina Marx
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN 10: 3319075489
ISBN 13: 9783319075488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Water System in the Anthropocene Book Review:

The Global Water System in the Anthropocene provides the platform to present global and regional perspectives of world-wide experiences on the responses of water management to global change in order to address issues such as variability in supply, increasing demands for water, environmental flows and land use change. It helps to build links between science and policy and practice in the area of water resources management and governance, relates institutional and technological innovations and identifies in which ways research can assist policy and practice in the field of sustainable freshwater management. Until the industrial revolution, human beings and their activities played an insignificant role influencing the dynamics of the Earth system, the sum of our planet‘s interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes. Today, humankind even exceeds nature in terms of changing the biosphere and affecting all other facets of Earth system functioning. A growing number of scientists argue that humanity has entered a new geological epoch that needs a corresponding name: the Anthropocene. Human activities impact the global water system as part of the Earth system and change the way water moves around the globe like never before. Thus, managing freshwater use wisely in the planetary water cycle has become a key challenge to reach global environmental sustainability.

Groundwater Allocation

Groundwater Allocation
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN 10: 1780409400
ISBN 13: 9781780409405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Groundwater Allocation Book Review:

Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from groundwater, today and in the future. Building on the 2015 OECD publication Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities, this report focuses on groundwater and how its allocation can be improved in terms of economic efficiency, environmental effectiveness and social equity. Drawing on an analysis of groundwater’s distinctive features and nine case studies of groundwater allocation in a range of countries, the report provides practical policy guidance for groundwater allocation in the form of a "health check". This health check can be used to assess the performance of current arrangements and manage the transition towards improved allocation.

Utilizing floodwaters for recharging depleted aquifers and sustaining irrigation

Utilizing floodwaters for recharging depleted aquifers and sustaining irrigation
Author: Pavelic, Paul,Sikka, Alok,Alam, Mohammad Faiz,Sharma, Bharat R.,Muthuwatta, Lal,Eriyagama, Nishadi,Villholth, Karen G.,Shalsi, S.,Mishra, V. K.,Jha, S. K.,Verma, C. L.,Sharma, N.,Reddy, V. R.,Rout, S. K.,Kant, L.,Govindan, M.,Gangopadhyay, P.,Brindha, K.,Chinnasamy, P.,Smakhtin, V.
Publsiher: International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 9290909102
ISBN 13: 9789290909101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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OECD Studies on Water Groundwater Allocation Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality

OECD Studies on Water Groundwater Allocation Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 926428155X
ISBN 13: 9789264281554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Studies on Water Groundwater Allocation Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality Book Review:

Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from groundwater, today and in the future.

Water Harvesting for Groundwater Management

Water Harvesting for Groundwater Management
Author: Partha Sarathi Datta
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 1119471907
ISBN 13: 9781119471905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Harvesting for Groundwater Management Book Review:

Outlines the concept and principles of water harvesting for groundwater management for an international audience, and looks at the positives and negatives surrounding water harvesting technologies This book is the first to fully outline the concept and principles of water harvesting for groundwater management for a global audience. It offers guidance to academics, students and researchers on effective water harvesting approaches for groundwater recharge, and educates them on the risks associated with managed aquifer recharge, as well as the causes of success or failure of particular management strategies, and demand management strategies and tools. The book is helpful to water managers, administrators, and professionals, to make decisions to allocate resources; developing innovative cost-effective measures and approaches to achieve demand-supply balance. The book provides readers with an overview of the historical evolution of water harvesting for groundwater recharge. It looks at the benefits and gaps in knowledge, their implementation and funding strategies, and public participation. It also assesses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of water harvesting technologies. Water Harvesting for Groundwater Management: Issues, Perspectives, Scope and Challenges offers chapters covering: issues on water harvesting and water security; mega-trends that impact water security; groundwater occurrence, availability, and recharge-ability; phases of water harvesting systems; SWOT analysis of water harvesting systems; case studies and short examples of implementing water harvesting; scope of water harvesting for GWM strategies; guidelines to make water harvesting helpful and meaningful for GWM; and more. Summarizes the theories and applications of water harvesting for groundwater management for a world audience Offers guidance on effective water harvesting approaches for groundwater recharge, managed aquifer recharge, and successful water management strategies Evaluates the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of water harvesting technologies Part of the Challenges in Water Management series Water Harvesting for Groundwater Management: Issues, Perspectives, Scope and Challenges is an excellent resource for water management professionals working with water harvesting technologies, and will be of great interest to water managers, administrators, professionals, academics and researchers working in water management.