A case for sustainment management of groundwater

Joseph Munn, Mario Beruvides

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Water is a vital common which is necessary for all aspects of life as we know it from food to hygiene and without it, life grinds to a halt. While two-thirds of the earth is covered by water, it’s mainly unusable for most purposes. When surface water cannot meet the demands of the population, humanity looks underground. Recently the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Mississippi v. Tennessee filed on June 1st, 2014 the first litigation over groundwater is to be contested. The main argument Mississippi presented was that the city of Memphis is pulling more than its share of water from the Memphis Sands Aquifer. This question of sustainability and resource management will be reviewed by the Supreme Court sometime in the future, and the decision of the court is expected to impact water issues for many years to come. Evaluating the problems impacting the technical management of this critical resource. What is evident, the need for management, further research into groundwater from a systems perspective, and sound economic evaluations on the impact of the corruption of groundwater resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019
PublisherInstitute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, IISE
ISBN (Electronic)9781713814092
StatePublished - 2019
Event2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: May 18 2019May 21 2019

Publication series

NameIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019


Conference2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Emerging Engineering Management
  • Transboundary Groundwater
  • Water Resource Management


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