Mitigation of human-induced land subsidence starts with the regulation of resource extractions. Harris-Galveston Subsidence District (coastal Texas, U.S.A.) is worldwide one of the frontrunners in subsidence prevention, by regulating, registering, and permitting the withdrawal of groundwater from deep aquifers. For almost 50 years, they have been collecting, storing, and sharing data on groundwater abstraction and resulting surface lowering. They have successfully slowed-down land subsidence, decreased flood risks, and overall maintained the viability of the area. In addition, they involve local communities by education and outreach programs to underscore the importance of water conservation, such as publishing an interactive viewer with GPS land subsidence monitoring stations (shown below).
If you would like to find out more about their strategies and available data, please visit: https://hgsubsidence.org/
The article written by Felipe Orellana et al. and published in Remote Sensing MDPI, can be found here: https://lnkd.in/et_HRgTi