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Groundwater Challenges


 

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ITRC Report No.

P 14-002

 
 

Length

5 pages

 
 

Authors

Charles M. Burt

 
 

Published

USCID Newsletter, Winter 2014

 

 

 

Summary

 

Groundwater is something that traditionally has not been well understood, and is often treated as an ever-present back-up plan for irrigation. The “water rights” laws in the western US and elsewhere almost exclusively formalized rules about and concentrated on surface water flows, while simultaneously ignoring the problem of groundwater depletion.

 


 

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