New Book out Shedding Light on the “Invisible Commons”

Overexploitation in many parts of the world is leading to irreversible depletion of groundwater resources.  To answer the worldwide call to safeguard this water for future generations, Springer has published a new book entitled ‘Integrated Groundwater Management: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges’, edited by Anthony Jakeman, Olivier Barreteau, Randall Hunt, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo, and Andrew Ross.

To restore equilibrium to at-risk aquifers, this book explores the drivers and current state of groundwater resources, as well as the instruments and institutions available for IGM.  It emphasizes the requirement to look at integrated approaches and the importance of the socioeconomic context that underpins all effective IGM. The book includes a comprehensive overview of groundwater management issues from a catchment to a global perspective: groundwater governance, inter-sectoral linkages, climate change, the role of hydrogeological science, management tools and support systems.

Many GRIPP partners, including the Australian National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) who co-edited ‘Integrated Groundwater Management: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges’, played a role in its production.

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