Towards Sustainability in Groundwater Use: An Exploration of Key Drivers Motivating the Adoption and Implementation of Policy and Regulation

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Abstract

Groundwater resources have come under increasing pressure from overuse and pollution leading to declines in both quantity and quality. As a renewable resource, the continued availability of sufficient and clean groundwater depends on its sustainable use. However, groundwater use has often been unsustainable, and in many countries-both developing and developed-legal and policy frameworks for its sustainable use remain limited and their design and implementation are under-researched. This article examines the drivers that motivate the development and implementation of legal and policy frameworks capable of ensuring the long-term sustainability of groundwater resources. Case studies conducted in Australia and Costa Rica reveal four key drivers: (i) the existence of a water crisis, (ii) awareness-which leads to information, learning and monitoring, (iii) civic leadership to foster meaningful participation and, (iv) government research and funding in order to understand the complexity of groundwater.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
  • University of New South Wales
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Miljöledning
  • Studier av offentlig förvaltning
  • Juridik (exklusive juridik och samhälle)

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)111-137
Antal sidor27
TidskriftJournal of Environmental Law
Volym32
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2020 mar
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa