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Published on October 17, 2017
Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from groundwater, today and in the future. Building on the 2015 OECD publication Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities, this report focuses on groundwater and how its allocation can be improved in terms of economic efficiency, environmental effectiveness and social equity. Drawing on an analysis of groundwater’s distinctive features and nine case studies of groundwater allocation in a range of countries, the report provides practical policy guidance for groundwater allocation in the form of a "health check". This health check can be used to assess the performance of current arrangements and manage the transition towards improved allocation.
Key information and guidance for groundwater policy2 chapters available
Case studies of groundwater allocation in practice10 chapters available
Thursday 30 November | Groundwater Allocation: Managing Growing Pressures on Quantity and Quality
Groundwater withdrawals have risen sharply in the past 50 years and the resource is becoming increasingly degraded due to pollution and saline intrusion.
Thursday 30 November at 17h00 CET (Paris time)
REGISTER to join Kathleen Dominique of the OECD Environment Directorate to learn more about the challenges of groundwater allocation and the key questions governments need to answer to establish robust allocation arrangements.
How can policies slow depletion, contribute to aquifer recovery and prevent pollution?
And how can allocation arrangements be designed to maximise the benefits – economic, environmental and social – derived from groundwater today and in the future?
The talk will highlight findings from this report.
Duration: 1 hour (Presentation of 20-30 minutes followed by Q&A)
Policy Highlights - water resources allocation: sharing risks and opportunities
Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. The 2015 report Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities (including the Policy Highlights) overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be improved to adjust to changing conditions.
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