In the framework of the GOTHAM project, we have developed a methodology to assess groundwater governance in any aquifer or groundwater body. Indeed, we have applied this methodology to 9 different aquifers, including the three GOTHAM’s case studies.

We decided to go further on this subject and asked Emilio Custodio to analyse groundwater governance in more detail. The result is the book we have just published: Groundwater governance and sustainability: evaluation index and application to nine diverse Spanish aquifers. The main highlights of the book are the following:
• Analyse the concept of Governance, Water Governance and Groundwater Governance
• Assess groundwater governance in 9 of the most emblematic aquifers in Spain
• Propose a new methodology to quantitatively assess groundwater governance
• Apply this methodology to the 9 selected aquifers

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