SOAS University of London

Centre for Water and Development

Intensive Groundwater Use - Inspiration and Frustration in the Quest for Sustainability

Professor Stephen Foster (Global Water Partnership)

Date: 12 December 2011Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 12 December 2011Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Room: JZ Young Lecture Theatre, UCL

Type of Event: Seminar

By the late 1990s, concern was growing about the sustainability of intensive groundwater abstraction for irrigated agriculture and urban water-supply in the rapidly-developing economies of Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. This seminar will focus on a decade of experience of the GW-MATe (Groundwater Management Advisory Team) of the World Bank and Global Water Partnership in a major effort to work with national and state governments around the world to confront this issue.