Alfonso Rivera, Marie‑Amélie Pétré, Christina Fraser, Jacob D. Petersen‑Perlman, Rosario Sanchez, Laura Movilla and Kevin Pietersen.
Received: 2 March 2022 / Accepted: 26 September 2022 © The Author(s) 2022
Hydrogeology Journal: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-022-02552-y
As the reliance on transboundary groundwater is increasing globally, it is important to understand and address the specific issues raised by the assessment and management of transboundary aquifers (TBAs). Building on 20 years of TBA experience and through a three-pillar framework (assessment, cooperation-collaboration, shared management), the key elements to addressing TBA issues are described, including a multidisciplinary approach, identification of hotspot zones, local vs border-wide approaches, appropriate funding models, and an increased recognition of the role and value of each TBA.
- Transboundary aquifers
- Groundwater and society
- Water-resources management
- Socio-economic aspects