The GOTHAM Solution

The GOTHAM Tool, the GTool is an innovative groundwater governance tool specifically designed under the consensus of all water actors (regulators, end-water users, water producers and suppliers), which will allow for a new groundwater management framework based on users (bottom-up approach) instead of the current top-to-down model in which the regulator establishes the enforcing rules on a -almost- single basis. This is considered the only way to reach a long-term sustainable management of aquifers due to their complexity in terms of uncertainty (regarding resources, reservoirs or internal geometry, for instance) and of surveillance and control by the administration (usually large extensions and a hidden resource).