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A Summary on the Special Issue “Sustainability of Groundwater”

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  • Veith Becker

    () (GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schlossgarten 5, 91054 Erlangen, Germany)

  • Anssi Myrttinen

    () (GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schlossgarten 5, 91054 Erlangen, Germany)

  • Johannes A.C. Barth

    () (GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schlossgarten 5, 91054 Erlangen, Germany)

  • Peter Bayer

    () (Geological Institute, ETH Zürich, Sonneggstr. 5, NO G5, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland)

Abstract

One of the most common denominators for almost any form of life is the existential need for water. This need has recently received much attention in the frame of sustainability discussions [1,2]. In addition, environmental sustainability and safe access to fresh water is one of the eight United Nation’s millennium development goals, and ultimately most conditions of life rely on water. Expected higher water demands for irrigation, industrial and household purposes outline the need for more investment in freshwater characterization and quantification. In addition, factors including climate change, large-scale reservoirs, re-channelling of streams, expansion of urban centres as well as chemical and microbial loading need to be taken into account. [...]

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  • Veith Becker & Anssi Myrttinen & Johannes A.C. Barth & Peter Bayer, 2011. "A Summary on the Special Issue “Sustainability of Groundwater”," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(10), pages 1-4, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2011:i:10:p:1792-1795:d:14264
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    1. Stephen E. Silliman & Brian I. Borum & Moussa Boukari & Nicaise Yalo & Salifou Orou-Pete & Daniel McInnis & Chrstyn Fertenbaugh & Andrew D. Mullen, 2010. "Issues of Sustainability of Coastal Groundwater Resources: Benin, West Africa," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(8), pages 1-24, August.
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    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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