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Global Policy Overview of Groundwater in Urban Development—A Tale of 10 Cities!

by Stephen Foster 1,2,3
Groundwater Management Specialist Group, International Water Association, 2521 Den Haag, The Netherlands
Urban Groundwater Network, International Association of Hydrogeologists, P.O. Box 4130, Goring, Reading RG8 6BJ, UK
Department of Earht Sciences, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Water 2020, 12(2), 456;
Received: 18 December 2019 / Revised: 28 January 2020 / Accepted: 4 February 2020 / Published: 8 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Hydrogeology Studies)
Urbanisation is the predominant global phenomenon of our time. This overview provides an assessment of the trends in both public and private use of groundwater for urban water-supply in 10 developing cities and their policy implications, which is based on the global experience during 2001–2012 of the World Bank—Groundwater Management Advisory Team (a multi-disciplinary team of groundwater specialists working long-term for the World Bank, with special funding principally from the Netherlands Government supplemented by the United Kingdom and Denmark), together with subsequent follow-up enquiries. The strategic assessment analyses both the benefits to water users and the broader community of groundwater use, and the associated risks in terms of (a) compromising resource sustainability, (b) impacting the built infrastructure, (c) public-health hazards arising from widespread groundwater pollution and (d) the economic distortion of water-sector investments. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban development; developing cities; groundwater policy; integrated management urban development; developing cities; groundwater policy; integrated management
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