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The challenge of groundwater governance: case studies from Spain and Australia

Ross, Andrew; Martinez-Santos, Pedro


This paper examines the relevance to groundwater management of Ostrom's design principles for managing common property resources. Experience in four case studies of groundwater management in the Murray Darling Basin in Australia and the Upper Guadiana Basin in Spain suggests that while Ostrom's design principles are relevant, sustainable groundwater management depends on the effective collaboration between government authorities and water users. A flexible and adaptive management approach is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Regional Environmental Change
DOI: 10.1007/s10113-009-0086-8


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