Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Integration Overview and Problem Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony J. Jakeman, Olivier Barreteau, Randall J. Hunt, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo, Andrew Ross, Muhammad Arshad et al.
      Pages 3-20 Open Access
    3. Michael N. Fienen, Muhammad Arshad
      Pages 21-48 Open Access
    4. Olivier Barreteau, Yvan Caballero, Serena Hamilton, Anthony J. Jakeman, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo
      Pages 49-73 Open Access
    5. Jamie Pittock, Karen Hussey, Andrew Stone
      Pages 75-96 Open Access
    6. Timothy Richard Green
      Pages 97-141 Open Access
  3. Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Rebecca Nelson, Philippe Quevauviller
      Pages 173-196 Open Access
    3. Philippe Quevauviller, Okke Batelaan, Randall J. Hunt
      Pages 197-227 Open Access
    4. Cameron Holley, Darren Sinclair, Elena Lopez-Gunn, Edella Schlager
      Pages 229-252 Open Access
    5. Marian J. Neal (Patrick), Francesca Greco, Daniel Connell, Julian Conrad
      Pages 253-272 Open Access
    6. Jean-Daniel Rinaudo, Clémence Moreau, Patrice Garin
      Pages 273-293 Open Access
  4. Biophysical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Randall J. Hunt, Masaki Hayashi, Okke Batelaan
      Pages 297-312 Open Access
    3. Derek Eamus, Baihua Fu, Abraham E. Springer, Lawrence E. Stevens
      Pages 313-346 Open Access
    4. Kelly L. Warner, Fabienne Barataud, Randall J. Hunt, Marc Benoit, Juliette Anglade, Mark A. Borchardt
      Pages 347-376 Open Access
    5. Richard Greene, Wendy Timms, Pichu Rengasamy, Muhammad Arshad, Richard Cresswell
      Pages 377-412 Open Access
    6. Joël Casanova, Nicolas Devau, Marie Pettenati
      Pages 413-434 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Ecological Groundwater Assessment Groundwater Decision Support Groundwater Governance Groundwater Law Groundwater Management Methods Groundwater Planning Hydro-Economic Models IWRM Integrated Groundwater Management Social-Economic Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Jakeman
    • 1
  • Olivier Barreteau
    • 2
  • Randall J. Hunt
    • 3
  • Jean-Daniel Rinaudo
    • 4
  • Andrew Ross
    • 1
  1. 1.National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training Fenner School of Environment and SocietyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Campus Agropolis 361Montpellier Cedex 05French Southern Territories
  3. 3.Wisconsin Water Science CenterUS Geological SurveyMiddletonUSA
  4. 4.Water DepartmentBRGM, French Geological SurveyMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23576-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23575-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23576-9
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