groundwater management Articles

  • Use of Bayesian belief networks for dealing with ambiguity in integrated groundwater management

    In integrated groundwater management, different knowledge frames and uncertainties need to be communicated and handled explicitly. This is necessary in order to select efficient adaptive groundwater management strategies. In this connection, Bayesian belief networks allow for integration of knowledge, for engaging stakeholders and for dealing with multiple knowledge frame uncertainties. This is ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A review of groundwater in islands using SWOT analysis

    This paper has focused and reviewed the groundwater of 55 islands around the world using Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analyses selected based on existing literatures and studies conducted. The SWOT analysis output fills in the gap of scientific knowledge and helps in groundwater management. The overall of groundwater management in islands should be conducted by the highest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Groundwater management in China

    After introducing groundwater development and other issues, the paper analyzes China's groundwater management system and its problems, and provides suggestions for improving the system. Increasing water demand since the 1970s has resulted in severe groundwater overdraft, water level decline and water quality degradation in China, but the current management system is not able to provide an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A critical assessment of groundwater governance in Tunisia

    More than 40% of irrigation water currently used in Tunisia is provided by groundwater aquifers, most of which are in a critical state of depletion due to its overexploitation during the last three decades. This paper provides a critical assessment of groundwater management in Tunisia based on interviews with key officials from central and regional administrations, in addition to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seeking optimal groundwater pumping strategies at Pinggu District in Beijing, China

    A simulation-based fuzzy optimization method (SFOM) was proposed for regional groundwater pumping management in considering uncertainties. SFOM enhanced the traditional groundwater management models by incorporating a response matrix model (RMM) into a fuzzy chance-constrained programming (FCCP) framework. RMM was used to approximate the input–output relationship between pumping actions ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The dynamic programming management model of groundwater with covariates: a case study for the Songyuan area, Jilin Province, China

    This research analysed the action and characteristics of the relationship between mutual-feed joint-variations of groundwater. On this basis, a theory and method for constructing a dynamic programming management model for groundwater with covariates was proposed which used the state transition equation method. The model was solved using the differential dynamic programming (DDP) method. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater management: a search for better policy combinations

    Excessive groundwater pumping is now a global concern. There is no panacea for this problem, which needs to be addressed through continual policy improvements based on case studies. Good examples of the diversity of groundwater management are demonstrated by the Tokyo (Japan) and Orange County Water District (OCWD, California, USA) experiences. In Tokyo, excessive groundwater pumping was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Swarm intelligence for groundwater management optimization

    This paper presents some simulation–optimization models for groundwater resources management. These models couple two of the most successful global optimization techniques inspired by swarm intelligence, namely particle swarm optimization (PSO) and ant colony optimization (ACO), with one of the most commonly used groundwater flow simulation code, MODFLOW. The coupled simulation–optimization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Management of Ground Water Data as Part of an IWRM-Project, Vietnam

    Reference Project: Management of Ground Water Data as Part of an IWRM-Project, Vietnam The Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) of the province Lam Dong in southern Vietnam is responsible for monitoring the quality and quantity of ground and surface water. This task includes identifying areas in which water quality is deteriorating due to human influence, such as land fills, ...

  • Ground Water Monitoring of the City of Hamburg, Germany

    Reference Project: Ground Water Monitoring of the City of Hamburg, Germany Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany with approx. 4.3 million inhabitants. The Hamburg Environmental Authority manages a constantly growing data base containing data from more than 10.000 ground and surface water monitoring points. With the help of this data base the  authority is able to provide information ...

  • Regional Ground Water Level Monitoring in Germany

    Reference Project: Regional Ground Water Level Monitoring, Germany ribeka is responsible for monitoring the ground water levels within an area of over 4.000 km2 in the western German province of North Rhine-Westphalia. Within this densely populated area that comprises many large cities (e.g. Cologne and Bonn) as well as Europe’s biggest brown coal open mining site, extensive ground water ...

  • Kenya - Groundwater governance case study

    This report presents a case study on groundwater governance in Kenya. The objectives of the study were to: (a) describe groundwater resource and socioeconomic settings for four selected aquifers; (b) describe governance arrangements for groundwater management in Kenya; and (c) identify the relevance of these arrangements for planning and implementing climate change mitigation measures. The report ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Studies on Water Management Issues

    This book shares knowledge gained through water management related research. It describes a broad range of approaches and technologies, of which have been developed and used by researchers for managing water resource problems. This multidisciplinary book covers water management issues under surface water management, groundwater management, water quality management, and water resource planning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A critical review of groundwater utilization and management in China's inland water shortage areas

    Groundwater, as an important store of freshwater, plays a more critical role in sustaining the ecosystem and enhancing human adaptation to changing climate than surface water. In particular, it can store large volumes of water to naturally buffer the pressure of water shortage against seasonal changes in rainfall. However, groundwater itself is also vulnerable to climate change, showing a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An evolutionary Bayesian belief network methodology for participatory decision making under uncertainty: An application to groundwater management

    An integrated participatory approach based on Bayesian belief network (BBN) and evolutionary multiobjective optimization is proposed as an efficient decision‐making tool in complex management problems. The proposed methodology incorporates all the available evidence and conflicting objectives to evaluate implications of alternative actions in the decision‐making process and suggests best decision ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Geodrilling Dec 14: Maintaining Reliable Water Supplies

    This article describes Wessex’s problems with iron contamination and the borehole remediation work it has been doing with BoreSaver and Geoquip Water Solutions over the last four years. Water and sewage-treatment company Wessex water, serving an area of the south-west of England, talks us through its groundwater management programme and rehabilitation efforts. Around half of ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Assessment of groundwater resources using climatic and hydrologic budget methods

    The Pageru River basin is situated in drought prone areas of the Rayalaseema region, Andhra Pradesh, South–India. In the absence of perennial surface water bodies, groundwater is an important source of water and has played an important role in developing industry, agricultural and domestic supply. In the present study, the efforts have been made to assess the groundwater resources using both ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Groundwater level forecasting using SVM–PSO

    The prediction of groundwater levels in a basin is of immense importance for the management of groundwater resources. In this study, support vector machines (SVMs) is used to construct a ground water level forecasting system. Further the proposed SVM–PSO model is employed in estimating the groundwater level of Rentachintala region of Andhra Pradesh in India. The SVM–PSO model with various input ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimating water yield response to land use in the Namoi catchment of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

    The Namoi catchment is an intensively developed irrigation area in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) and has a mixture of land use types including cropping, pasture and forests. It is yet to implement an integrated groundwater and surface water management system. The Soil Water Assessment Tool was applied for the Namoi to estimate surface runoff and groundwater contribution to streams. SWAT ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Groundwater management for adaptation under changing climate conditions in Indian Punjab

    India is the largest groundwater user in the world, with an estimated usage of around 230 km3 per year. Agricultural demand for irrigation is already the single largest draw on India's water, yet estimates by the Ministry of Water Resources indicate that by the year 2050 irrigation needs will rise by 56%. From the climate change viewpoint, India's groundwater hotspots are ...


    By IWA Publishing

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