WRRC Brown Bag--Governance Measures to Effectively Manage Groundwater Storage

Sep 25 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Water Resources Research Center, 350 N. Campbell Ave.

Speaker: Peter Dillon, Stream Leader, Sustainable Water Solutions Urban Water Theme, Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Program, CSIRO Land and Water, Glen Osmond, SA, Australia.

Peter will discuss one of a series of thematic papers on Groundwater Governance initiated by GEF-FAO Facility is an international review and synthesis of governance measures for groundwater storage, recharge and discharge. It was found that depleting systems invariably had not adopted effective means of allocating the sustainable extraction. In those cases where there are no viable alternative supplies the only realistic options are to slow the rate of depletion and develop transitional plans for resource exhaustion.  However, many excellent examples of good management were found where depletion has been reversed through effective policies that cap extraction equitably, allow trading where it is beneficial or benign, provide alternative water supplies and/or provide for managed aquifer recharge. 

This talk focuses mainly on the positive prototype groundwater management systems, the lessons they reveal and a policy framework synthesis. 

More information and other Brown Bag seminars can be found at: http://wrrc.arizona.edu/events/brownbag


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