National Regulations for Groundwater: Options, Issues and Best Practices | Land Portal

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August 1999
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The sustainable management and use of groundwater resources as a source of drinking water supplies, for irrigation, and for other consumptive uses, as well as a supplementary source of surface river flows and of wetlands and wildlife habitats, calls for increasing attention to two major and interdependent sources of concern, namely, depletion and pollution. This paper reviews and analyzes national legislation believed to be representative of the available choice of mechanisms or options available to the lawmakers in the framing of responses to the challenges posed by groundwater depletion and pollution and illustrates emerging best practices and attendant issues.

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Jon Lindsay
Burchi, S.

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