خلفية عامة عن السلسلة

The series is intended to give a concise introduction to the theory and practice of groundwater resource management and protection (a neglected subject) in a convenient and accessible format. Thus each note aims to answer the 'most frequently asked questions' on the topic concerned, especially in the developing country context, and is written in a style that should be intelligible across all professional disciplines working in the water sector. The primary target audience comprises: (i) staff of development banks working on groundwater-related investments; (ii) water resource and environmental executives or managers with limited experience of groundwater; and (iii) groundwater specialists who have had limited exposure to water resource management. The series considers widely differing levels of aquifer potential and groundwater development (from major aquifers with vast storage reserves providing large-scale water supplies to minor aquifers only capable of yielding small water supplies), and also distinguishes largely consumptive use of groundwater (mainly for agricultural irrigation) from essentially non-consumptive uses (such as urban and most industrial water supply). The present overview also provides an initial discussion on approaches to groundwater resource governance and management practice, and indicates the preferred role for government in the groundwater management process.

Publication Number BN0
Author(s) Stephen Foster, Karin Kemper
Edited by World Bank, GWMATE
Year 2006
Pages 4
Topics WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, Groundwater