Who needs sustainability?
Published:January 01, 2002
Three inescapable factors face us at the turn of the century. First, the climate, and with it the supply of water, is becoming more variable. Regardless of whether this variability is the result of man-made global warming, it seems to be with us. Secondly, demand for water will increase; in many countries domestic water use is currently less than 25 1/person-day and needs to increase if living conditions are to improve. In Great Britain, per capita use of water is low compared with many other western countries - including those that pay for water on a metered basis -...
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Sustainable Groundwater Development
Sustainable development of groundwater resources is a key environmental and social issue for the future. To manage groundwater resources efficiently it is necessary to include protection of springs, river flows and water levels dependent on groundwater discharges, while concurrently maintaining abstractions for water supply and economic benefit. Obtaining this balance between human and environmental needs, and protecting valuable groundwater resources from over-exploitation and pollution, presents a challenge to hydrogeologists that is reflected in the approaches and case studies contained in this volume.
This volume should be of interest to researchers, regulators and practitioners in hydrogeology as well as postgraduate students following courses in hydrogeology, water resources engineering and environmental management.