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International experience in the implementation of transferable groundwater rights

This chapter provides a detailed review based mainly on published information relating to the experience with transferable groundwater rights in five countries: Chile, Mexico, western USA, Australia, and England and Wales. Simplified administrative maps of each country are presented at the start of each relevant section. The review covers the following main areas: overview of water resources and their exploitation, the legislative framework, the extent of groundwater transfers and trading, impediments to transferable groundwater rights, benefits and negative externalities.