Groundwater, Technology, and Society

by Warren Viessman, Jr., Univ of Florida, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century


Water management is a multi-dimensional process. Its measures are technology, institutions and society's desires. For a management strategy to be implementable, it must accommodate all three elements. This paper explores the technologic, institutional and social aspects of water management, with emphasis on groundwater, and suggests approaches to blending these into successful ventures. It addresses problem assessment; planning and management strategies; dealing with the public; conflict management; and education.

Subject Headings: Groundwater | Water resources | Resource management | Groundwater management | Social factors | Dispute resolution | Education | Water supply

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