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A Summary on the Special Issue “Sustainability of Groundwater”

  • 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)

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    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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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Sustainability.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 10 (October)
    Pages: 1792

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2011:i:10:p:1792-1795:d:14264
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    1. James Roumasset & Christopher Wada, 2010. "Optimal and Sustainable Groundwater Extraction," Working Papers 2010-09, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
    2. Aadil Nabi & Adrian H. Gallardo & Shakeel Ahmed, 2011. "Optimization of a Groundwater Monitoring Network for a Sustainable Development of the Maheshwaram Catchment, India," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(2), pages 396, February.
    3. Mario Schirmer & Horst Niemes, 2010. "Sustainable Technologies and Social Costs for Eliminating Contamination of an Aquifer," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(7), pages 2219, July.
    4. Jac Van der Gun & Annukka Lipponen, 2010. "Reconciling Groundwater Storage Depletion Due to Pumping with Sustainability," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(11), pages 3418, November.
    5. 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 2652, August.
    6. Alexandra Lutz & James M. Thomas & Mamadou Keita, 2010. "Effects of Population Growth and Climate Variability on Sustainable Groundwater in Mali, West Africa," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(1), pages 21, December.
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