Articles | Volume 372
Proc. IAHS, 372, 499–502, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-499-2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 499–502, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-499-2015

  12 Nov 2015

12 Nov 2015

The Kabu-ido system: a pioneering solution for uncoordinated groundwater pumping in Japan

T. Endo T. Endo
  • College of Sustainable System Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai city, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Abstract. The Kabu-ido system was a customary institution for groundwater management in a ring levee area of the Tokai region in Japan. It consists of three programs, a permit system for groundwater pumping, groundwater pricing, and economic compensation. The purpose of this paper is to clarify characteristics of the Kabu-ido as a groundwater management institution.