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TitleGroundwater sustainable development in Canada - emerging issues
AuthorRivera, A
SourceGeoscience Canada vol. 35, no. 2, 2008 p. 73-87
Year2008
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20080374
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectshydrogeology; groundwater; groundwater resources; groundwater regimes; watersheds; water utilization; hydrologic environment; groundwater circulation; groundwater flow; groundwater discharge; aquifers; resource management
Illustrationsplots; tables; block diagrams; pie charts; cross-sections
ProgramGroundwater Mapping Program
Abstract(unpublished)
This essay provides an overview of the state of knowledge and the managerial, institutional and jurisdictional groundwater issues in the world, and gives a perspective on the Canadian situation. The essay examines possible reasons for the ambivalence of potential water scarcity in a water-rich country. Groundwater resources are defined and short descriptions of associated, often confusing terms, such as quantity, availability, supply, use and sustainability are provided. The essay focuses on the "big picture" and how Canada fits into it, as well as what must be considered going forward to assure the sustainable use of groundwater.
GEOSCAN ID225788