• The Strategy for the Advancement of Groundwater Management in Korea
  • Kang Sunggoo1·Kim Jiwook2*·Choi Yongjun1·Park Minyoung1··Park Hyunjin2·Lee Jinkwan3

  • 1Soil and Groundwater Division, Ministry of Environment, Sejong 30103, Korea
    2Department of Groundwater and Water Cycle Management, K-water, Daejeon 34350, Korea
    3Department of Soil and Groundwater, Korea Environment Corporation, Incheon 22689, Korea

  • 국내 지하수 통합관리 선진화 전략
  • 강성구1·김지욱2*·최용준1·박민영1·박현진2·이진관3

  • 1환경부 토양지하수과
    2한국수자원공사 물순환지하수처
    3한국환경공단 토양지하수처

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To respond to rapidly changing water circumstances such as climate change, drought, etc., the korean government (MOE) established four advanced strategies for integrated groundwater management. The first strategy is watershed-based management of groundwater. The second strategy is total quantity management of groundwater including improvement of groundwater preservation area policy and procedure of investigation for groundwater influence area, additional construction of groundwater dam, installation of large-scale public wells, extention of spilled groundwater use. The third strategy is prevention of groundwater contamination including expansion of monitoring wells, introducing declaration of groundwater contamination. The last strategy is advancement of groundwater information management including integrated management of data, setting up a big-data based open platform. The above-mentioned four strategies will be reflected in the 4th National Groundwater Management Plan to secure implementation power, and it is expected to laid the foundation for advanced and rational groundwater management system.

Keywords: Groundwater, Management strategy, Water basin, Conservation

This Article

  • 2022; 27(2): 36-40

    Published on Apr 30, 2022

  • 10.7857/JSGE.2022.27.2.036
  • Received on Feb 22, 2022
  • Revised on Mar 16, 2022
  • Accepted on Apr 13, 2022

Correspondence to

  • Kim Jiwook
  • Department of Groundwater and Water Cycle Management, K-water, Daejeon 34350, Korea

  • E-mail: ddochi@kwater.or.kr