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