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Appropriate groundwater management policy for Sub-Saharan Africa in face of demographic pressure and climatic variability (English)

This paper provides an overview of major groundwater issues for Sub-Saharan Africa, with an assessment of their policy implications in terms of potential development and appropriate management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 68283 JAN 01, 2011

Tuinhof, Albert; Foster, Stephen; Steenbergen, Frank van; Talbi, Amal; Wishart, Marcus Disclosed

Conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water : from spontaneous coping strategy to adaptive resource management (English)

The aim of this overview is to provide a strategic guide to current practices of conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water resources for both irrigated agriculture and urban water-supply in the developing world and the great potential that planned conjunctive use has as an adaptation strategy to accelerated climate change. ... See More +

Brief 57556 JAN 01, 2010

Foster, Stephen; Steenbergen, Frank van; Zuleta, Javier; Garduno, Hector Disclosed

Groundwater governance : conceptual framework for assessment of provisions and needs (English)

The aim of this overview is to provide a concise outline guide to governance provisions as they relate to the groundwater resource base. It deals with the assessment of current governance status and identification of future governance needs in relation to the efficient and sustainable use of groundwater resources as a water-supply source and by dependent ecosystems, and their effective management and quality protection against quasi-irreversible degradation. ... See More +

Brief 57555 JAN 01, 2010

Foster, Stephen; Garduno, Hector; Tuinhof, Albert; Tovey, Catherine Disclosed

Sustainable groundwater irrigation : approaches to reconciling demand with resources (English)

The aim of this paper is to provide a strategic overview of a decade of experience in supporting public administrations in their efforts to confront excessive groundwater resource exploitation for agricultural irrigation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59700 JAN 01, 2010

Garduno, Hector; Foster, Stephen Disclosed

Groundwater management and protection : progress through World Bank operations and beyond during 2000-10 (English)

The initiative to establish the World Bank-Groundwater Management Advisory Team (GW-MATE) was taken in September 2000, following dialogue at the Second World Water Forum (the Hague : March 2000) on the pressing need for a shift of emphasis from 'uncontrolled water well drilling' to planned groundwater development, management and protection embracing IWRM principles It comprised an international multi-disciplinary group of extensively-experienced specialists, formed into a 'virtual rapid-response team', working on a demand-driven basis and in a catalytic style. ... See More +

Brief 71749 JAN 01, 2010

Foster, Stephen; Tovey, Catherine; Tyson, Gill Disclosed

Urban groundwater use policy : balancing the benefits and risks in developing nations (English)

This overview provides a strategic assessment of trends in the public and private use of groundwater for urban water-supply in developing cities - and an analysis of its benefits to users and the broader community, its risks in terms of compromising resource sustainability and of public-health hazard arising from urban pollution, and its implications as regards water utility investments. ... See More +

Brief 57557 JAN 01, 2010

Foster, Stephen; Hirata, Ricardo; Misra, Smita; Garduno, Hector Disclosed

Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina : the Guarani aquifer initiative for transboundary groundwater management : A iniciativa do programa sistema aquífero guarani : rumo a gestão prática da água subterrânea em um contexto transfronteiriço (Portuguese)

This case profile provides a summary and vision of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Guarani Aquifer Program for groundwater resource sustainability and environmental protection which is valued at US $26.7 million with 50 percent from GEF. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38809 NOV 01, 2009

Foster,Stephen; Garduno,Hector; Kemper,Karin Erika English, Spanish Disclosed

Groundwater resource accounting : critical for effective management in a 'changing world' (English)

Groundwater resource accounting provides the essential technical foundation for making sound management decisions. While normally expressed in terms of the 'groundwater balance' of a specified 'groundwater body' between recharge (replenishment) and discharge (including use) it is most important to realize that it is the detailed understanding and breakdown of the components of this balance which provide vital information for management. ... See More +

Brief 51785 OCT 01, 2009

Foster, Stephen; Perry, Chris; Hirata, Ricardo; Garduno, Hector Disclosed

India - Lucknow city : ground water resource use and strategic planning needs (English)

This case profile comprises a diagnosis of the groundwater resource situation in Lucknow city, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) state capital, which can be regarded in many ways as indicative of the position of most rapidly-expanding cities and large towns on the Gangetic plain. ... See More +

Brief 51828 APR 01, 2009

Foster, Stephen; Choudhary, N. K.; Disclosed

Addressing groundwater depletion through community-based management actions in the weathered granitic basement aquifer of drought-prone Andhra Pradesh - India (English)

Some 85 percent of the land-area of Andhra Pradesh is underlain by the weathered granitic basement 'hard-rock' aquifer system, which forms extensive but shallow (low-storage and easily depleted) groundwater bodies. ... See More +

Brief 51824 APR 01, 2009

Garduno, Hector; Foster, Stephen; Raj, Pradeep; Steenbergen, Frank van Disclosed

India - A hydrogeologic and socioeconomic evaluation of community-based groundwater resource management : the case of Hivre Bazaar in Maharashtra (English)

In the hard-rock terrains of peninsular India groundwater resource management cannot be generally achieved through policy and regulatory actions by government, given the extremely large numbers of individually small users and the limited institutional capacity which needs to be focused on that small proportion of critical aquifers at risk of irreversible degradation. ... See More +

Brief 51827 FEB 01, 2009

Foster, Stephen; Mandavkar, Yugandhar; Shrikant, Limaye; Msangi, Siwa; Disclosed

Protecting the quality of public water-supply sources : a guide for water utilities, municipal authorities, and environmental agencies (English)

Water-supply quality is too often taken for granted. Because we can see rivers and streams, they command most attention when talk turns to water quality but subsurface aquifers are every bit as important as a source of public water-supply and are also under threat of pollution. ... See More +

Brief 47361 JAN 01, 2009

Foster, Stephen ; Hirata, Richardo ; Gomes, Daniel ; D'Elia, Monica ; Paris, Marta Disclosed

Groundwater use in Aurangabad : a survey and analysis of social significance and policy implications for a medium-sized Indian city (English)

Aurangabad city, located in the heart of the drought-prone interior of Maharashtra state, is one of the major urban centres of the Deccan sub-region. ... See More +

Brief 51826 NOV 01, 2008

Foster, Stephen; Mandavkar, Yugandhar; Disclosed

Groundwater in rural development : facing the challenges of supply and resource sustainability (English)

Some 200 million people lived on Planet Earth at the start of the modern era. That number rose to 2.5 billion by 1950. At mid-2008, the population is now 7.0 billion and is expected to reach 9.0 billion by 2040. ... See More +

Brief 46471 OCT 01, 2008

Foster, Stephen; Chilton, John; Moench, Marcus; Cardy, Franklin; Schiffler, Manuel Disclosed

Groundwater in urban development : assessing management needs and formulating policy strategies (English)

People have clustered at the water's edge throughout civilization for the most fundamental of reasons: without water there is no life. ... See More +

Brief 46470 OCT 01, 2008

Foster, Stephen; Lawrence, Adrian; Morris, Brian Disclosed

Controlling groundwater abstraction and related environmental degradation in metropolitan Bangkok - Thailand (English)

This case history is presented as an important example of progressive, adaptive, and eventually successful, control of groundwater abstraction using a regulatory approach and economic tools when faced with associated environmental degradation. ... See More +

Brief 51825 JUN 01, 2008

Buapeng, Somkid; Foster, Stephen Disclosed

Argentina : integrated approaches to groundwater resource conservation in the Mendoza Aquifers : Argentina : enfoque de gestion integrada para la conservacion del agua subterranea en los Acuiferos de Mendoza (Spanish)

This case profile relates to advice provided to the DGI-Mendoza (the state water regulatory agency) in support of their technical and institutional efforts to conserve and protect critical groundwater resources in an arid region with the work having been undertaken in liaison with the provincial environmental ministry. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38806 JUN 01, 2008

Foster, Stephen; Garduno, Hector English Disclosed

Economic impacts of sanitation in Cambodia : a five-country study conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The sanitation impact study, initiated by the World Bank water and sanitation program, aims to generate sound evidence on the negative impacts of existing sanitation and hygiene conditions and the potential benefits of improvements in sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia. ... See More +

Working Paper 44295 FEB 01, 2008

Foster,Stephen; Garduno,Hector; Kemper,Karin Erika; Koundouri,Phoebe; Nanni,Marcella; Tuinhof,Albert Disclosed

Economic impacts of sanitation in Cambodia : a five-country study conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) : Executive summary (English)

The sanitation impact study, initiated by the World Bank water and sanitation program, aims to generate sound evidence on the negative impacts of existing sanitation and hygiene conditions and the potential benefits of improvements in sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia. ... See More +

Working Paper 44295 JAN 01, 2008

Foster,Stephen; Garduno,Hector; Kemper,Karin Erika; Koundouri,Phoebe; Nanni,Marcella; Tuinhof,Albert Disclosed

India - Confronting the groundwater management challenge in the Deccan traps country of Maharashtra (English)

The drought-prone interior of Maharashtra state is especially dependent on groundwater resources for both rural drinking water-supply and for subsistence and commercial irrigated agriculture. ... See More +

Brief 44361 SEP 01, 2007

Foster, Stephen; Garduno, Hector; Tuinhof, Albert; Spanish Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Appropriate groundwater management policy for Sub-Saharan Africa in face of demographic pressure and climatic variability (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 68283 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water : from spontaneous coping strategy to adaptive resource management (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57556 Brief
Groundwater governance : conceptual framework for assessment of provisions and needs (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57555 Brief
Sustainable groundwater irrigation : approaches to reconciling demand with resources (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 59700 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Groundwater management and protection : progress through World Bank operations and beyond during 2000-10 (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 71749 Brief
Urban groundwater use policy : balancing the benefits and risks in developing nations (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57557 Brief
Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina : the Guarani aquifer initiative for transboundary groundwater management : A iniciativa do programa sistema aquífero guarani : rumo a gestão prática da água subterrânea em um contexto transfronteiriço (Portuguese)
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NOV 01, 2009 38809 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English, Spanish
Groundwater resource accounting : critical for effective management in a 'changing world' (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 51785 Brief
India - Lucknow city : ground water resource use and strategic planning needs (English)
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APR 01, 2009 51828 Brief
Addressing groundwater depletion through community-based management actions in the weathered granitic basement aquifer of drought-prone Andhra Pradesh - India (English)
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APR 01, 2009 51824 Brief
India - A hydrogeologic and socioeconomic evaluation of community-based groundwater resource management : the case of Hivre Bazaar in Maharashtra (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 51827 Brief
Protecting the quality of public water-supply sources : a guide for water utilities, municipal authorities, and environmental agencies (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 47361 Brief
Groundwater use in Aurangabad : a survey and analysis of social significance and policy implications for a medium-sized Indian city (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2008 51826 Brief
Groundwater in rural development : facing the challenges of supply and resource sustainability (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2008 46471 Brief
Groundwater in urban development : assessing management needs and formulating policy strategies (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 46470 Brief
Controlling groundwater abstraction and related environmental degradation in metropolitan Bangkok - Thailand (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2008 51825 Brief
Argentina : integrated approaches to groundwater resource conservation in the Mendoza Aquifers : Argentina : enfoque de gestion integrada para la conservacion del agua subterranea en los Acuiferos de Mendoza (Spanish)
See More +
JUN 01, 2008 38806 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Economic impacts of sanitation in Cambodia : a five-country study conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2008 44295 Working Paper
Economic impacts of sanitation in Cambodia : a five-country study conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Vietnam under the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) : Executive summary (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 44295 Working Paper
India - Confronting the groundwater management challenge in the Deccan traps country of Maharashtra (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 44361 Brief Spanish