Sustainable Groundwater Management

A Comparative Analysis of French and Australian Policies and Implications to Other Countries

  • Jean-Daniel Rinaudo
  • Cameron Holley
  • Steve Barnett
  • Marielle Montginoul

Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cameron Holley, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo, Steve Barnett, Marielle Montginoul
    Pages 1-15
  3. Jean-Christophe Maréchal, Josselin Rouillard
    Pages 17-45
  4. Steve Barnett, Nikki Harrington, Peter Cook, Craig T. Simmons
    Pages 109-127
  5. Rebecca Nelson, Steve Barnett, Ann Kollmorgen
    Pages 129-141
  6. Glen Walker, Steve Barnett, Stuart Richardson
    Pages 143-161
  7. John Sharples, Elisabetta Carrara, Lindsay Preece, Laurence Chery, Benjamin Lopez, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo
    Pages 163-190
  8. Pierre Le Cointe, Vorlette Nuttinck, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo
    Pages 253-274
  9. Stefanie Schulte, Gabriela Cuadrado Quesada
    Pages 315-332
  10. Olivier Douez, Jean Eudes du Peuty, Daniel Lepercq, Marielle Montginoul
    Pages 333-353
  11. Ken Schuster, Amanda Kennedy, Cameron Holley
    Pages 365-384
  12. Cameron Holley, Tariro Mutongwizo, Susan Pucci, Juan Castilla-Rho, Darren Sinclair
    Pages 411-433
  13. Marielle Montginoul, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo, Charlotte Alcouffe
    Pages 435-459
  14. Guillermo Donoso, Elisabeth Lictevout, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo
    Pages 481-509

About this book


This book describes and analyses the diversity of possible approaches and policy pathways to implement sustainable groundwater development, based on a comparative analysis of numerous quantitative management case studies from France and Australia.

This unique book brings together water professionals and academics involved for several decades in groundwater policy making, planning or operational management to reflect on their experience with developing and implementing groundwater management policy. The data and analysis presented accordingly makes a significant contribution to the empirical water management literature by providing novel, real world insights unpublished elsewhere.

The originality of the contributions also lies in the different disciplinary perspectives (hydrogeology, economics, planning and social sciences in particular) adopted in many chapters.

The book offers a unique comparative analysis of France, Australia and experiences in countries such as Chile and the US to identify similarities, but also fundamental differences, which are analysed and presented as alternative policy options – these differences being mainly related to the role of the state, the community and market mechanisms in groundwater management.


Groundwater economics Groundwater management policies Groundwater market mechanism Groundwater models Groundwater planning Quantitative groundwater management Water institutions Water law

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Daniel Rinaudo
    • 1
  • Cameron Holley
    • 2
  • Steve Barnett
    • 3
  • Marielle Montginoul
    • 4
  1. 1.BRGMMontpellier UniversityMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of New South Wales SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.AdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.INRAE – UMR G-EauMontpellier UniversityMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32765-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32766-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0631
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0658
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