Groundwater policy and governance

This paper starts by pointing to the large, remaining gaps in our understanding of how water is an integral part of society and its relationship to the planet’s environment. It recognizes that, at their root, all modes of tapping, distributing, and managing water supplies are the result of organized human effort, usually achieved through institutions. The authors address the role of governance of subsurface water, which according to many practitioners and observers remains largely uncharted, incompletely assessed, and notably uncertain and complex

FAO GEF IAH IHP World Bank (2012): Groundwater policy and governance. FAO URL [Accessed: 28.03.2013]