Drying Wells, Rising Stakes - Towards Sustainable Agricultural Groundwater Use

by Organisation for Economic Co-Operation a
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Publisher: IWA Publishing

Publication Date: November 06, 2016

ISBN: 9781780407975

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Groundwater has provided great benefits to agriculture irrigation in semi-arid OECD countries, but its intensive use beyond recharge in certain regions has depleted resources and generated significant negative environmental externalities. The report provides a characterisation of the diversity of groundwater systems, reviews policies in OECD countries, and proposes a package of recommendations to ensure that groundwater can sustain its services to agriculture and contribute to climate change adaptation.