Advances in Groundwater Governance

By Karen G. Villholth (IWMI), Elena Lopez-Gunn (ICATALIST), Jac Van Der Gun, Kirstin Conti (IGRAC), Alberto Garrido (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

This book captures the complex dimensions of groundwater governance, and is written by a team of leading experts worldwide with diverging backgrounds. It provides crucial and topical information for enhancing and safeguarding the huge benefits accruing from groundwater to humanity, and for preventing degradation of groundwater resources and of the interconnected ecosystems and environment. It also focuses on the increasingly important linkages between groundwater and other resources and sectors, and between local groundwater systems and phenomena or action at the international or even global level; a number of case studies illustrate groundwater governance in practice.