Groundwater Resource Management

  • Kuniaki Sato
  • Yoshiaki Iwasa


Groundwater resources have traditionally been used all over the world from ancient times. Some characteristics of groundwater resources, and a short history are reviewed in the first part of this chapter. Then, the geologic forms of potential groundwater reserves are classified and the present situation of groundwater resource utilization is briefly discussed. Excessive and reckless use of groundwater resources cause their depletion and land subsidence in all alluvial and diluvial plains, and seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers; therefore, sustainable groundwater resource management and development policies are mentioned in the latter part of this chapter.


Groundwater Quality Groundwater Resource Hydraulic Head Land Subsidence Seawater Intrusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kuniaki Sato
    • 1
  • Yoshiaki Iwasa
    • 2
  1. 1.Geosphere Research InstituteSaitama UniversitySaitamaJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Earth Science and TechnologyOsakaJapan

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