Sustainable groundwater use for developingcountry urban populations: lessons from Brazil

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Title
Sustainable groundwater use for developingcountry urban populations: lessons from Brazil
Author
Stephen Foster, Ricardo Hirata
Year of publication
2012
Publisher
Water21
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Summary
Rapid urbanisation in Brazil has led to heavy reliance on groundwater supplies, and as city growth has outstripped water supply and sanitation coverage, private wells are an important component of water supply. STEPHEN FOSTER and RICARDO HIRATA discuss the challenges surrounding urbanisation and sustainable groundwater management, including selfsupply from private wells, using the example of Brazil’s expanding urban population to show how groundwater reserves in developing countries can be secured to provide a safe, long-term water supply.
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Regions
  • Brazil (BRA)
Themes
  • GW Quantity - Groundwater Abstraction
  • GW Resource Management

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