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Title Drying wells, rising stakes : towards sustainable agricultural groundwater use
Published Paris : OECD, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (172 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series OECD studies on water, 2224-5081
OECD studies on water.
Contents Foreword -- Executive summary -- The worrisome trends in groundwater irrigation expansion -- Understanding agricultural groundwater systems and challenges -- What policy instruments help to manage agricultural groundwater use sustainably? -- What agricultural groundwater policies exist in OECD countries? -- Towards adaptive groundwater management in agriculture
Summary 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
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on October 28, 2015)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Groundwater recharge -- OECD countries.
Groundwater -- Environmental aspects -- OECD countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, issuing body
SourceOECD (Online service)
ISBN 1780407971
9264238700 (ebk)
9789264238701 (ebk)