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Overexploitation and Contamination of Shared Groundwater Resources

Management, (Bio)Technological, and Political Approaches to Avoid Conflicts

  • Christophe J. G. Darnault

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Depletion and Contamination of Shared Groundwater Resources: An Overview

  3. Techniques to Assess the Depletion and Contamination of Shared Groundwater Resources

  4. Tools to Predict/Forecast the Future Depletion and Contamination of Shared Groundwater Resources

  5. Sustainable Measures to Palliate the Overexploitation of Groundwater and Decontaminate Aquifers

    1. Itzel G. Godinez, Christophe J. G. Darnault
      Pages 185-201
    2. Christophe J. G. Darnault
      Pages 203-226
    3. Ülkü Yetiş
      Pages 227-256
    4. Krishna R. Reddy
      Pages 275-288
  6. Approaches to Shared Groundwater Resources Management: Conflict Prevention and Resolution

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 447-453

About these proceedings

Introduction

Forty percent of the world’s population depends upon increasingly scarce and shared water resources. This situation is critical at both international and national levels not only for socio-economic development, but also for the regional stability. The intensive use of groundwater for irrigation and water supply is adding pressures to scarce water resources and the environment through overexploitation and contamination which result in situations that may lead to conflicts. The book from the NATO ASI on “Overexploitation and Contamination of Shared Groundwater Resources Management, (Bio)technological, and Political Approaches to Avoid Conflicts” is written by authors from different disciplines and regions of the world. The aim of the book is to contribute to the knowledge of shared groundwater resources management to avoid conflicts by considering multi-disciplinary approaches based on effective and equitable water sharing for all water users through cooperation and within a compassionate ecological framework along with the need for sustainable resources development and the quest for environmental and human security. The scope of the book covers the hydrogeological, environmental, (bio)technological and management aspects of shared groundwater resources integrating social, economic and political dimensions as well as legal and educational perspectives.

Keywords

Environmental NATO Science Security Sub-Series C development geophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Christophe J. G. Darnault
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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