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THE AGRICULTURAL GROUNDWATER REVOLUTION Opportunities and Threats to Development [Read Only PDF 5MB]



Series Foreword

1. The Agricultural Groundwater Revolution: Setting the Stage
Mark Giordano and Karen G. Villholth

I The Situation: Overview of Regional and Topical Issues

2. The Groundwater Economy of South Asia: An Assessment of Size, Significance and Socio-ecological Impacts
Tushaar Shah

3. The Development, Challenges and Management of Groundwater in Rural China
Jinxia Wang, Jikun Huang, Amelia Blanke, Qiuqiong Huang and Scott Rozelle

4. Rural Economic Transitions: Groundwater Use in the Middle East and Its Environmental Consequences
J.A. Tony Allan

5. Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunistic Exploitation
Mutsa Masiyandima and Mark F. Giordano

6. Groundwater in Central America: Its Importance, Development and Use, with Particular Reference to Its Role in Irrigated Agriculture
Maureen Ballestero, Virginia Reyes and Yamileth Astorga

II Current Management Paradigms

7. Community Management of Groundwater
Edella Schlager

8. Instruments and Institutions for Groundwater Management
Karin Erika Kemper

9. When the Well Runs Dry but Livelihood Continues: Adaptive Responses to Groundwater Depletion and Strategies for Mitigating the Associated Impacts
Marcus Moench

III Case Studies and Innovative Experience

10. The Groundwater Recharge Movement in India
Ramaswamy Sakthivadivel

11. Energy–Irrigation Nexus in South Asia: Improving Groundwater Conservation and Power Sector Viability
Tushaar Shah, Christopher Scott, Avinash Kishore and Abhishek Sharma

12. To Adapt or Not to Adapt: The Dilemma between Long-term Resource Management and Short-term Livelihood
Srinivas Mudrakartha

13. Lessons from Intensive Groundwater Use In Spain: Economic and Social Benefits and Conflicts
M. Ramón Llamas and Alberto Garrido

14. Groundwater Management in the High Plains Aquifer in the USA: Legal Problems and Innovations
John C. Peck

15. Institutional Directions in Groundwater Management in Australia
Hugh Turral and Imogen Fullagar

16. Sharing Groundwater Information, Knowledge and Experience on a Worldwide Scale
Jac A.M. van der Gun

17. Groundwater Use in a Global Perspective – Can It be Managed?
Karen G. Villholth and Mark Giordano