The Strategy for the Advancement of Groundwater Management in Korea

국내 지하수 통합관리 선진화 전략

  • Kang, Sunggoo (Soil and Groundwater Division, Ministry of Environment) ;
  • Kim, Jiwook (Department of Groundwater and Water Cycle Management, K-water) ;
  • Choi, Yongjun (Soil and Groundwater Division, Ministry of Environment) ;
  • Park, Minyoung (Soil and Groundwater Division, Ministry of Environment) ;
  • Park, Hyunjin (Department of Groundwater and Water Cycle Management, K-water) ;
  • Lee, Jinkwan (Department of Soil and Groundwater, Korea Environment Corporation)
  • 강성구 (환경부 토양지하수과) ;
  • 김지욱 (한국수자원공사 물순환지하수처) ;
  • 최용준 (환경부 토양지하수과) ;
  • 박민영 (환경부 토양지하수과) ;
  • 박현진 (한국수자원공사 물순환지하수처) ;
  • 이진관 (한국환경공단 토양지하수처)
  • Received : 2022.02.22
  • Accepted : 2022.04.13
  • Published : 2022.04.30


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.



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