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Author: Stephen S. D. Foster
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: formulating, policy, strategies, needs, management, urban, development, assessing, groundwater
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0821340727
ISBN-13: 9780821340721

This paper highlights key urban groundwater issues and management needs. It also raises awareness and understanding of hydrogeological processes in urban areas and provides a framework for the proper and systematic consideration of groundwater dimensions in urban management. This paper suggests options for greater sustainable development and management of groundwater in urban areas.

Author: Marcus Moench
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: security, food, groundwater, approach, rethinking
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2003-04
ISBN-10: 9251049041
ISBN-13: 9789251049044

The global production of food, notably cereal crops, appears to have been remarkably resilient to the vagaries of climate. The unsung hero in this production chain may well be groundwater. When rainfed agriculture fails, the fallback is usually groundwater. First it is accessed to smooth over the dry periods, and then it becomes a habit. Therefore, staying within strict resource limits would seem to be the obvious piece of management advice. That sensible advice was given in the late 1950s; in the meantime the green revolution occurred and 40 years later the resource limits on many key aquifer

Author: Shah, T., Scott, C., Kishore, A., Sharma, A.
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: conservation, power, sector, viability, groundwater, improving, irrigation, nexus, south, asia, energy
Number of Pages: 28
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 9290905883
ISBN-13: 9789290905882

In the highly populated South Asian region, where pump irrigation has gained predominance over gravity-flow irrigation in recent decades, the fortunes of groundwater and energy economies are closely tied. Little can be done in the groundwater economy that will not affect the energy economy, and the struggle to make the energy economy viable is frustrated by the often violent opposition from the farming community to the rationalization of energy prices. As a result, the region's groundwater economy has boomed at the expense of the development of the energy economy. This report suggests that thi

Author: Robert Pitt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: stormwater, infiltration, nonintentional, intentional, groundwater, contamination, potential
Number of Pages: 194
Published: 1994-07-01
ISBN-10: 0788110594
ISBN-13: 9780788110597

Reviews the groundwater contamination literature as it relates to stormwater. Potential problem pollutants were ident ified, based on their mobility through the unsaturated soil zone above groundwater, their abundance in stormwater, and their treatability before discharge. Possible pollutants were then identified. Includes recommendations for stormwater infiltration guidelines.

Author: Salman M. A. Salman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: world, bank, seminar, proceedings, perspectives, legal, policy, groundwater
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 1999-11
ISBN-10: 082134613X
ISBN-13: 9780821346136

"Water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource for most of the world's citizens. The current trends indicate that the overall situation is likely to deteriorate further, at least for the next decade, unless the water profession eschews "business as usual" practices, which can only allow incremental changes to occur."Groundwater is the least understood and least appreciated, yet the most important, natural resource available to mankind. Groundwater represents about 97% of the existing fresh water resources, excluding the resources locked in polar ice. More than one and a half billion people

Author: Eloise Kendy
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: groundwater, depletion, luancheng, county, policy, agricultural, drain, north, china, plain, policies
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9290905174
ISBN-13: 9789290905172

The report examines the relationships between agricultural policies in the North China Plain, the approaches to water management that evolved from them, the quantity of water that was actually used, and the consequent groundwater depletion beneath Luancheng County, Hebei Province, from 1949 to 2000. To systematically address these relationships, we use a comprehensive water-balance approach. Our results indicate that a single, longstanding policy-that of using groundwater to meet the crop-water requirements not supplied by precipitation-is responsible for the steady rate of groundwater decline

Author: Tushaar Shah
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: conservation, power, sector, viability, groundwater, improving, irrigation, nexus, south, asia, energy
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9290905182
ISBN-13: 9789290905189

Water use efficiency; groundwater irrigation; tubewells; sustainability; irrigated farming; households; farmers; irrigation systems; energy consumption; pumps; food security; water demend; electricity supplies.
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