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The global groundwater situation: overview of opportunities and challenges

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  • Shah, Tushaar
  • Molden, David J.
  • Sakthivadivel, Ramasamy
  • Seckler, David
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    Groundwater offers us few but precious opportunities for alleviating the misery of the poor; but it poses manyԡnd dauntingԣhallenges of preserving the resource itself. A big part of the answer is massive initiatives to augment groundwater recharge in regions suffering depletion; but, in the ultimate analysis, these cannot work without appropriate demand-side interventions. The water vision of a world that future generations will inherit will have to be the one in which groundwater plays its full developmental, productive and environmental role but in a sustainable manner; and the framework of action to realize this vision will mean eschewing the current free-for-all in groundwater appropriation and use, and promoting a more responsible management of this precious resource that is easy to deplete or ruinԴhrough depletion, salinization and pollution

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    This book is provided by International Water Management Institute in its series IWMI Books with number 113506 and published in 2000.
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