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Institutional Issues around Agricultural Land-Use Control for Groundwater Conservation—A Long-Term Perspective

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Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London WC1E-6BT, UK
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Groundwater Management Group, International Water Association, London E14-2BA, UK
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International Association of Hydrogeologists, Reading RG8-6BJ, UK
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Academic Editor: Maurizio Polemio
Water 2021, 13(17), 2417; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172417
Received: 16 July 2021 / Revised: 26 August 2021 / Accepted: 27 August 2021 / Published: 2 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Key aspects of policy development and implementation for the control of agricultural land use to conserve groundwater are overviewed. This is one of today’s greatest environmental challenges and one on which only limited progress has been made internationally. For this purpose, the objectives of agricultural land-use control in defined areas are either to reduce diffuse pollution of groundwater and/or to regulate excessive abstraction for crop irrigation to sustain groundwater resources. Progress on both of these fronts has been assessed from the published work, and the lessons learnt are summarised for global application. View Full-Text
Keywords: groundwater management; groundwater protection; agricultural land use; diffuse agricultural pollution; groundwater over-exploitation groundwater management; groundwater protection; agricultural land use; diffuse agricultural pollution; groundwater over-exploitation
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Foster, S.; Chilton, J. Institutional Issues around Agricultural Land-Use Control for Groundwater Conservation—A Long-Term Perspective. Water 2021, 13, 2417. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172417

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Foster S, Chilton J. Institutional Issues around Agricultural Land-Use Control for Groundwater Conservation—A Long-Term Perspective. Water. 2021; 13(17):2417. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172417

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Foster, Stephen, and John Chilton. 2021. "Institutional Issues around Agricultural Land-Use Control for Groundwater Conservation—A Long-Term Perspective" Water 13, no. 17: 2417. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172417

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