Obligatory monitoring by users

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Groundwater monitoring by Alan Levine

Groundwater monitoring and groundwater data acquisition are pre-requisites for any effective management of groundwater resources, in terms of both groundwater quality and the availability of the groundwater resource itself. Groundwater monitoring should always be target oriented acknowledging better the purpose of monitoring and results by water managers and users. 

Complementary self-monitoring amongst users help reduce costs and also has the benefit of increasing stakeholder awareness and participation in groundwater management.