Stakeholder-supported decision making for sustainable conjunctive management
of soil and groundwater


The INCLUSIVE project aims to show how well-designed stakeholder processes can deliver socially-accepted management rules with higher chances of compliance, thereby enhancing long-term groundwater (GW) sustainability.

By well-designed processes, the team will focus on:

  1. How effective continuous stakeholder involvement from the onset through the design of the management rules enhances stakeholder groundwater literacy, capacity to think long-term, and capture trade-offs and co-building of management rules;
  2. How a shift from narrowly defined GW management (limiting water abstraction) to conjunctive soil (critical zone) and groundwater management (managing net water extraction by bringing attention to water retention and recharge, including nature-based solutions) can widen the range of management options and improve successful stakeholder process outcomes (i.e., implemented and enforced management rules, delivering sustainable conjunctive soil and GW management).


Nations Involved: Taiwan, France, Russia, USA
Principal Investigators: Jean-Daniel Rinaudo, Bureau de Recherches Géologiqueset Minières, France
Partners: Jay Lund, University of California Davis, United States
Irina Dm Rybkina, Institute for Water and Environmental Problems of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Pierre Strosser, ACTeon Environnement Research & Consultancy, France
Hwa-Lung Yu, National Taiwan University, Chinese Taipei


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