Towards scientific and methodologicalinnovation in transboundary aquiferresource management

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Title
Towards scientific and methodologicalinnovation in transboundary aquiferresource management
Author
Greg Christelis, Jac Van der Gun, Tujchneider, Ofelia
Year of publication
2013
Publisher
Environmental Development
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221146451300033X
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Summary
Groundwater is both an invaluable and a vulnerable resource. Aquifer resources management, aiming at the responsible exploitation and adequate protection of the groundwater resources, is therefore of key importance and has to be based on sound hydrological, environmental, economic and social principles. Aquifer-wide groundwater projects are carried out to collect the required area-specific information, to understand ongoing processes, to identify the management issues to be addressed and to develop an adequate management strategy and action plan. The quality of the project results depends to a large extent on the science and methodologies adopted in the design and used during the implementation of the projects. In this context, a project was carried out recently to analyse the scientific aspects of—among others—the transboundary aquifer projects within the IW: Portfolio of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and to make recommendations for scientific strengthening and innovation. This paper presents the main outcomes of this analysis.
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Regions
  • Namibia (NAM)
  • Uruguay (URY)
  • Argentina (ARG)
  • Botswana (BWA)
  • Brazil (BRA)
  • South Africa (ZAF)
  • Paraguay (PRY)
Themes
  • Information & Knowledge Management
  • Transboundary GW Resources Management
  • GW Resource Management - GW Resource Management

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