Groundwater management and protection in Denmark: a review of pre-conditions, advances and challenges

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Abstract

Denmark is making continuous efforts to attain sustainable groundwater management. With groundwater constituting virtually the only resource for all water uses, groundwater management was addressed early on and has progressed over the last century. This article gives an overview of the advances, along with past and present challenges in securing sustainable groundwater utilization. The objective is to document comprehensively the Danish case and to highlight some of the unique conditions and principles that have shaped and facilitated groundwater management in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-889
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Denmark
  • European Groundwater Directive
  • European Water Framework Directive
  • Groundwater management
  • sustainable groundwater abstraction
  • water legislation

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 2: Water Resources

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