This chapter provides an overview and thus contributes to a better understanding of the world’s groundwater resources, their distinctiveness and their governance. It describes the principal elements of and key instruments employed in groundwater governance. To this end, the authors introduce several case studies from across the globe and offer some corresponding lessons learnt. In particular, this chapter presents an analysis of the role of monitoring and assessment in groundwater governance, showcasing the example of The Netherlands.
Jean E. McLain
Jean E. McLain
350 North Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Research is directed towards establishing the public health and environmental safety of reclaimed municipal wastewater, with the goal of extending limited groundwater and surface water supplies in the arid Southwest. Studies focus on: 1) bacterial regrowth, survival, and transport in water distribution systems and soils; 2) the potential for development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria in groundwater and irrigated soils; and 3) microbial cycling of nutrients and trace gases in forest, agricultural, and rangeland soils.
Jean E. McLain is the Associate Director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and an Associate Research Scientist at the Water Resources Research Center and the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science.
With a strong focus on environmental microbiology Dr. McLain's research program is directed towards establishing impacts of anthropogenic stressors on microbiological presence and function in soil and water and identifying linkages between microbes in the natural environment and human health. Recent studies include examining the potential for trace contaminants in degraded irrigation water and biosolids to induce development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria; and performing molecular and cultural analyses of bacterial regrowth, survival, and transport in irrigation water and soils to establish links to fresh produce safety. Dr. McLain received her doctorate from Duke University in Microbial Ecology after earning a Master’s Degree in Forest Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Vermont.
- American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
- American Society for Microbiology
- City of Tucson Citizens Water Advisory Committee
- University of Arizona One Health Initiative
- Flagstaff City Manager's Expert Panel on Emerging Contaminants
Copper King's Water Academy 7th and 8th grade students wanted to engage 4th and 5th graders in learning water concepts. In doing so these students learned how difficult it is to balance inquiry, exploration, and discovery with structure and discipline when teaching.
On Tuesday, March 28, the WRRC Annual Conference, Irrigated Agriculture in Arizona: A Fresh Perspective, will feature a showing of the film, "Groundwater: To enact a law for the common good." This intriguing documentary relates how the state of Arizona became a national leader in water management in the late 1970s when multiple interests came together to address the problem of groundwater overdraft.
We in Arizona Arizona have become all too famlllar with projections of a future gap between water demand and supply, due In part to our growing economy and potential reduction of supplies.
The Importance of Arizona's ability to ensure o reliable water supply can't be overstated. It affects the entire trajectory of our future economic development prospects and our overall quality of life.
But we're not alone. Half-way around the world, Israel is confronting similar challenges head on. proving that desert economies cannot only survive, but thrive.