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Groundwater Management in Asian Cities

Technology and Policy for Sustainability

  • Satoshi Takizawa

Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Satoshi Takizawa
      Pages 3-11
    3. Satoshi Takizawa
      Pages 13-34
    4. Yanjun Shen, Taikan Oki
      Pages 35-59
  3. Technologies for the Analysis of Urban Groundwater

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Keisuke Kuroda, Tetsuo Fukushi
      Pages 125-149
    3. Hiroyuki Katayama
      Pages 151-169
  4. Efficient Use of Groundwater Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Ryozo Ooka, Yujin Nam
      Pages 193-206
  5. Groundwater Management in Asian Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Yatsuka Kataoka, Tetsuo Kuyama
      Pages 225-245
    3. Tran Thi Viet Nga
      Pages 273-299
    4. Tomoko Takeda, Satoshi Takizawa
      Pages 301-327

About this book


In 2007, the world's urban population surpassed the number of people living in rural areas and is still growing. The number of city dwellers who do not have access to piped water and rely on groundwater is also increasing. In many Asian cities, groundwater is not only the source of domestic water but also an important resource for industrial development, making better management of groundwater resources essential for sustainable development. Because groundwater is easier to access and costs less than water from piped systems, groundwater abstraction cannot be easily regulated. Policies for groundwater management adopted in Japan and other Asian countries are compared, and technologies for efficient use of groundwater are elucidated. Groundwater contamination is also a serious problem that exacerbates water scarcity in Asian cities. Case studies illustrate the cause and consequences of naturally occurring contaminants such as arsenic and fluoride, and groundwater contamination due to anthropogenic contaminants is described. Also discussed are technologies for treating contaminated groundwater to reduce the health risks of drinking contaminated groundwater.


City Planning GIS Geography Groundwater Transportation Engineering environmental engineering remediation sustainability sustainable development water management

Editors and affiliations

  • Satoshi Takizawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urban EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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