Global Issues in Water Policy

The Realities of Adaptive Groundwater Management

Chino Basin, California

Authors: Blomquist, William

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  • Presents groundwater issues, problems and solutions in the Chino Basin
  • Discusses  how the Chino Basin was removed from jeopardy and is exempt from the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
  • Highlights a major water resource in a semi-arid environment, with a history of agriculture-to-urban transition, a large current population
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About this book

This book has three primary objectives.  The first objective is to provide scholars with a more realistic view of adaptive management, without arguing against adaptive management.  Adaptive management is necessary as well as desirable, but it is not easy, and demonstrating that through the Chino Basin experience is an important goal.  The second objective is to provide practitioners with encouraging yet cautionary lessons about the challenges and benefits of an adaptive approach – in similar fashion as the first objective, the goal here is to endorse the adaptive approach but in a clear-eyed manner that clarifies how hard it is and how much it requires.  A third objective is to show all audiences that resource governance systems can fail, change, and succeed.  There is no such thing as an ideal institutional design that is guaranteed to work; rather, making institutional arrangements work entails learning and adjustment when they begin to show problems as they inevitably will.  


About the authors

William Blomquist is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and a Senior Research Fellow of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University - Bloomington.  His research interests concern governmental organization and public policy, with a specialization in the field of water institutions and water management.  His published books include Dividing the Waters: Governing Groundwater in Southern California; Common Waters, Diverging Streams: Linking Institutions and Water Management in Arizona, California, and Colorado (with Edella Schlager and Tanya Heikkila); Integrated Water Resource Management through Decentralization (co-edited with Karin Kemper and Ariel Dinar); Embracing Watershed Politics (with Edella Schlager), and Governing Complexity: Analyzing and Applying Polycentricity (co-edited with Andreas Thiel and Dustin Garrick).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Realities of Adaptive Groundwater Management
Book Subtitle
Chino Basin, California
Authors
Series Title
Global Issues in Water Policy
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63723-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63723-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63722-4
Series ISSN
2211-0631
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 288
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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