By Salman M. A. Salman
"Water is changing into an more and more scarce source for many of the world's electorate. the present tendencies point out that the final scenario is probably going to go to pot extra, a minimum of for the following decade, until the water occupation eschews "business as ordinary" practices, which may in basic terms enable incremental alterations to occur." Groundwater is the least understood and least liked, but crucial, ordinary source to be had to mankind. Groundwater represents approximately ninety seven% of the prevailing clean water assets, apart from the assets locked in polar ice. a couple of and a part billion humans within the city elements of the realm this present day depend upon groundwater. Groundwater provide is extra trustworthy than the seasonal, and infrequently erratic, floor water and offers the most defensive position opposed to drought. additionally, the standard of groundwater is, probably, stronger to floor water and less expensive to strengthen. besides the fact that, whilst to be had, info on groundwater is especially scanty. consequently, the area financial institution is now paying expanding cognizance to this priceless source, via either operations and quarter paintings. This e-book represents the continuing of the seminar "Groundwater: criminal and coverage views" that was once geared up by means of the felony Vice Presidency of the area financial institution. It explains a few easy technical elements of groundwater, surveys the regulatory framework for it, and discusses the realm financial institution event and foreign legislation concerning this important source. it's a well timed book and will additionally help in a greater figuring out and appreciation of this useful resource. it is going to be of curiosity to financial institution employees, borrowing state officers, overseas enterprises and learn corporations engaged on groundwater.
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Salman. III. Series. 91'04dc21 99-052396 Page iii CONTENTS Foreword Andres Rigo Sureda vii Abstract ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction: Water Crisis: Current Perceptions and Future Realities Asit Biswas 1 Part I: Understanding Groundwater 13 Chapter 1: Essential Concepts for Groundwater Regulators Stephen Foster 15 Chapter 2: Groundwater and Society: Problems in Variability and Points of Engagement Jacob Burke, Marcus Moench And Claude Sauveplane 31 Part II: The Regulatory Framework For Groundwater 53 Chapter 3: National Regulations for Groundwater: Options, Issues and Best Practices Stefano Burchi 55 Chapter 4: Institutional and Legal Issues Relevant to the Implementation of Water Markets Miguel Solanes 69 Page iv Part III: World Bank Experience with Groundwater 91 Chapter 5: Mitigating Natural Groundwater Contamination in Bangladesh: Early Policy Lessons From a Development Project Nadim Khouri And Sarwat Chowdhury 93 Chapter 6: Groundwater Resources Management in Jordan: Policy and Regulatory Issues Andrew Macoun And Hazim El Naser 105 Chapter 7: Groundwater Management in Mexico: Legal and Institutional Issues Karin Kemper 117 Chapter 8: Experience with Groundwater Irrigation In Nepal Ohn Myint 125 Chapter 9: Groundwater Management in Yemen: Legal and Regulatory Issues Karen Hudes 133 Part IV: International Groundwater Law 137 Chapter 10: International Groundwater Law: Evolution and Context Stephen Mccaffrey 139 Chapter 11: International Groundwater Law and the World Bank Policy for Projects on Transboundary Groundwater Raj Krishna And Salman M.
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