Economics, Energy and Environment

Agricultural Use of Groundwater

Towards Integration Between Agricultural Policy and Water Resources Management

Editors: Dosi, Cesare (Ed.)

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Groundwater is endangered and polluted in several ways. Conservation and better management of this invisible resource should be a key ingredient of sustainable water policies. This is especially true in areas, such as many Mediterranean regions, which are already exposed to scarcity problems and which are likely to experience increasing competition between freshwater uses and users. Agriculture is an important user of groundwater not only in terms of abstractions, but also in terms of generation and release of pollutants. Agricultural policies, traditionally directed towards other objectives, are beginning to pay more attention to environmental considerations. However more effective initiatives are required to reduce the pressure upon groundwater resources and to achieve a better integration between agricultural and environmental policies.
This book has been developed from three workshops held as part of the EU Concerted Action SAGA, "Sustainable Agricultural Use of Aquifers in Southern Europe: Integration between Agricultural and Water Management Policies" (FAIR5-CT97-3673). The Concerted Action and the workshops brought together researchers working in different but complementary fields, in order to get a picture of the state-of-the art about interlinkages between agriculture and groundwater, as well a critical review of alternative regulatory approaches and policy instruments aimed at improving groundwater management.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction — Improving Agricultural Use of Groundwater: Policy Issues and Further Research Directions

    Dosi, Cesare

    Pages 3-11

  • Freshwater Availability and Groundwater Use in Southern Europe

    Dosi, Cesare (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • Agricultural Impacts on Groundwater: Processes, Modelling and Decision Support

    Giacomelli, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 35-75

  • Issues in the Valuation of Groundwater Benefits

    Becker, Nir (et al.)

    Pages 77-106

  • Misconceptions in Aquifer Over-exploitation: Implications for Water Policy in Southern Europe

    Hernández-Mora, Nuria (et al.)

    Pages 107-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Use of Groundwater
Book Subtitle
Towards Integration Between Agricultural Policy and Water Resources Management
Editors
  • Cesare Dosi
Series Title
Economics, Energy and Environment
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9781-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9781-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6805-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5650-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 302
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