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The Journey from Safe Yield to Sustainability

Ground Water

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2004.tb02446.x

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Abstract

Safe-yield concepts historically focused attention on the economic and legal aspects of ground water development. Sustainability concerns have brought environmental aspects more to the forefront and have resulted in a more integrated outlook. Water resources sustainability is not a purely scientific concept, but rather a perspective that can frame scientific analysis. The evolving concept of sustainability presents a challenge to hydrologists to translate complex, and sometimes vague, socioeconomic and political questions into technical questions that can be quantified systematically. Hydrologists can contribute to sustainable water resources management by presenting the longer-term implications of ground water development as an integral part of their analyses.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The Journey from Safe Yield to Sustainability
Series title:
Ground Water
DOI:
10.1111/j.1745-6584.2004.tb02446.x
Volume
42
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Ground Water
First page:
12
Last page:
16
Number of Pages:
5