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date: 28 March 2020

Groundwater Management  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Ricardo HIRATARicardo HIRATA, Bruno Pirilo CONICELLIBruno Pirilo CONICELLI, Juliana Baitz VIVIANI-LIMAJuliana Baitz VIVIANI-LIMA

Groundwater (i.e., water beneath the Earth’s surface that often becomes the source for springs and wells) has been contaminated and exploited by the impact of human activities in many areas of the world. Groundwater management has thus become a field crucial to the protection of aquifers (groundwater-bearing units), which have varying vulnerabilities due to pollution, as well as to supply-driven groundwater development plans that lack regulations and means for monitoring. ...

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