Schlagwort: Telekopplungen

Trg pet bunara, Zadar/Croatia (Photo: Ewald Fröch – stock.adobe.com

Trg pet bunara, Zadar/Croatia (Photo: Ewald Fröch – stock.adobe.com)

Landnutzung English Wasser

Groundwater: De-localized Resources in the Anthropocene

Groundwater is the main source of drinking water and irrigated food production worldwide. The invisible resource is, however, under stress from climate change, societal water withdrawals and long-distance effects – telecouplings. Virtual water trade, that is the water contained in traded products, and remote water supply are two examples of how society manages groundwater in such de-localised contexts. The junior research group ‘regulate’ examines the social-ecological regulation of groundwater against telecoupling effects in an inter- and transdisciplinary research setting. Case studies in Germany, Spain and Croatia provide the empirical basis to inform sustainable groundwater governance in Europe.