Muddy waters: Refining the way forward for the “sustainability science” of socio-hydrogeology

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dc.contributor.author Hynds, Paul
dc.contributor.author Regan, Shane
dc.contributor.author Andrade, Luisa
dc.contributor.author Mooney, Simon
dc.contributor.author O'Malley, Kevin
dc.contributor.author DiPelino, Stephanie
dc.contributor.author O'Dwyer, Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-28T07:16:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-28T07:16:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-21
dc.identifier.citation Hynds, P., Regan, S., Andrade, L., Mooney, S., O’Malley, K., DiPelino, S. and O’Dwyer, J., 2018. Muddy waters: refining the way forward for the “sustainability science” of socio-hydrogeology. Water, 10(9), 1111, (16 pp.). DOI:10.3390/w10091111 en
dc.identifier.volume 10 en
dc.identifier.issued 9 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 16 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8894
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/w10091111 en
dc.description.abstract The trouble with groundwater is that despite its critical importance to global water supplies, it frequently attracts insufficient management attention relative to more visible surface water sources, irrespective of regional climate, socioeconomic profile, and regulatory environment. To this end, the recently defined sub-discipline of “socio-hydrogeology”, an extension of socio-hydrology, seeks to translate and exchange knowledge with and between non-expert end-users, in addition to involving non-expert opinion and experience in hydrogeological investigations, thus emphasising a “bottom-up” methodology. It is widely acknowledged that issues pertaining to groundwater quality, groundwater quantity, climate change, and a poor general awareness and understanding of groundwater occurrence and movement are global in their scope. Moreover, while effective communication and engagement represent the key tenet of socio-hydrogeology, the authors consider that multiple actors should be identified and incorporated using stakeholder network analysis and may include policymakers, media and communications experts, mobile technology developers, and social scientists, to appropriately convey demographically focused bi-directional information, with the hydrogeological community representing the communication keystone. Accordingly, this article aims to highlight past and current work, elucidate key areas of development within socio-hydrogeology, and offer recommendations to ensure global efficacy of this increasingly important and growing field going forward. The authors seek to assist in protecting our global groundwater resource for future generations via an improved framework for understanding the interaction between communities and hydrogeological systems. en
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dc.rights © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Socio-hydrogeology en
dc.subject Groundwater management en
dc.subject Communication en
dc.subject Engagement en
dc.subject Socio-economic aspects en
dc.title Muddy waters: Refining the way forward for the “sustainability science” of socio-hydrogeology en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jean O'Dwyer, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: jean.odwyer@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Water (Switzerland) en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress jean.odwyer@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 1111 en
dc.identifier.eissn 2073-4441


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