International Year of Planet Earth

Sustaining Groundwater Resources

A Critical Element in the Global Water Crisis

Editors: Jones, J. Anthony A. (Ed.)

  • Reviews the state of the art in groundwater science and management
  • Comprehensive, up-to-the-minute analysis of current problems related to groundwater resources
  • Thorough discussion of projected problems that could arise in the near future
  • Includes recommendations for achieving sustainability
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Burgeoning population and climate change are among the most critical challenges facing the 21st century. Both have critical implications for groundwater resources, especially in many developing countries where resources are already under pressure. Due to low rainfall and high evaporation in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, groundwater is not being renewed, and groundwater laid down up to 10,000 years ago is literally being mined for irrigation, often very inefficiently. Over recent decades, groundwater levels have fallen dramatically in key grain-growing regions like the American Great Plains and the North China Plain. As the population grows and emerging economies like China and India demand more food, especially water intensive meat products, agricultural demand for water is set to increase. The rapid shift of population from the countryside to the cities is also adding to this pressure; most old wells in Beijing are now dry. Pollution from industry, agriculture and shanty towns is destroying many groundwater resources; some could take 50 years to clean up even with strict and immediate controls.

This volume looks at the technical, socio-economic and political problems being faced, and at the developments in groundwater science and management that may help create a sustainable future for our planet.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Groundwater in Peril

    Jones, J. Anthony A.

    Pages 1-19

  • Groundwater and Health: Meeting Unmet Needs in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Adelana, Segun (et al.)

    Pages 21-33

  • Karst, Uranium, Gold and Water – Lessons from South Africa for Reconciling Mining Activities and Sustainable Water Use in Semi-arid Karst Areas: A Case Study

    Winde, Frank

    Pages 35-53

  • Arsenic Distribution and Geochemistry in Island Groundwater of the Okavango Delta in Botswana

    Huntsman-Mapila, Philippa (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • Sustainability of Groundwater Resources in the North China Plain

    Liu, Jie (et al.)

    Pages 69-87

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3425-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustaining Groundwater Resources
Book Subtitle
A Critical Element in the Global Water Crisis
Editors
  • J. Anthony A. Jones
Series Title
International Year of Planet Earth
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3426-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3426-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3425-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 228
Topics