Groundwater, Technology, and Societyby Warren Viessman, Jr., Univ of Florida, United States,
Abstract: 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: Water resources | Resource management | Social factors | Groundwater management | Dispute resolution | Education
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