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UNESCO is committed to engaging with youth and young scientists as knowledge holders, change-makers and leaders that contribute to addressing water security. The Groundwater and Settlement Section of the Water Sciences Division of UNESCO is proposing to create a Groundwater ...
Groundwater summit 2022
The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022 aims to bring attention to groundwater at the highest international level. Held in December 2022, the Summit will use the UN World Water Development Report 2022 as a baseline and the SDG 6 Global ...
Groundwater catalogue
A catalogue on groundwater management and governance tools, measures and instruments is being developed and will be introduced during the UN-Water Groundwater Summit, to be held in December 2022. The Groundwater Catalogue will be accompanied by a set of international ...
WorldWaterDay2022
World Water Day is just one of the ways in which the theme of groundwater is being highlighted this year, below are a few groundwater related activities in 2022: 21-26 March 9th World Water Forum: "Water security for peace and ...
Lions Club of Seregno AID
The Lions Club of Seregno AID is organising the sixth edition of the World Water Day Photo Contest focusing on the theme of ‘Water - making the invisible visible’. The competition is open to all lovers of photography and to ...
WMO data
The World Meterological Organization (WMO) generates high quality hydrological data, products and services. WMO’s three Global Hydrological Data Centres help “build a water value chain from data collection to decision”: The Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC) The International Groundwater Resource ...
UNDP cambodia
A report, commissioned with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), looks closely at the availability, use and management of groundwater in Cambodia. Approximately 50% of Cambodians are dependent on groundwater for drinking during the dry season. However ...
WorldWaterDay2022
A new book, Managing aquifer recharge: A showcase for resilience and sustainability, published by UNESCO-IHP (Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme) and partners, showcases 28 real-life examples of Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) from around the world. The book, free to download or read ...
IWRA
Groundwater and climate change must be considered in the same legal context, according to a policy brief from the International Water Resources Association. With the vast majority of the world’s freshwater lying underground, the possible impacts of climate change on ...
waterundergroundtalks
Water Underground Talks is a series of short videos in which groundwater experts from around the world share their passions and latest research. In an interview format, researchers from around the world explain their work on the connections between groundwater ...
Groundwater potential
Hundreds of millions of people in Africa depend on groundwater for their basic needs. How it is managed and shared in the future will be central to securing people’s lives and livelihoods. Groundwater needs to feature centre stage in policy ...
WorldWaterDay2022
Climate change is predicted to have a major impact on water resources. Groundwater has always displayed excellent drought resistance, and the presence of aquifers provides a ‘natural solution’ for deployment in change change adaptation. Groundwater management needs ‘strategic rethinking’ to ...
Primer on arsenic contamination
Arsenic is a poison that causes many illnesses and can be fatal. An estimated 140 million people in at least 70 countries are exposed to arsenic in drinking water above WHO’s (World Health Organization) guideline value. UNICEF and WHO’s Arsenic ...
Photo competition
Water Science Policy, a global, multilingual platform for water journalism, is launching a groundwater photostory competition, with support from the International Water Resources Association and UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme. If you are up to the challenge of documenting groundwater ...
IWRA policy briefs
Groundwater is the most significant, but least understood water resource on Earth, according to the IWRA (International Water Resources Association). In a series of five policy briefs, IWRA experts explore key themes addressing groundwater resilience under climate change: 1. Groundwater ...
WorldWaterDay2022
The São Paulo-Brussels Groundwater Declaration is based on a survey on groundwater challenges and solutions for sustainable management and awareness. Hundreds of hydrogeologists from all over the world participated in the survey. The analysis of the answers and thought-provoking suggestions ...
IWRA webinar
Groundwater is not only a story of over-exploitation, depletion and negative impacts. There are locations in which groundwater is managed successfully and problems solved by good cooperation and governance. Between June 2021 and March 2022, the International Water Resources Association ...
WorldWaterDay2022
The chronic lack of water in the semi-arid regions of southern Madagascar has been exacerbated by frequent droughts which lead to food insecurity and malnutrition crises. UNICEF is leading the implementing of a pilot groundwater early warning system (GEWS) for ...
International Water Management Institute
The Limpopo River Basin is the driest it has been for 35 years. It winds its way through four countries – Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Underneath the landscape are groundwater-holding aquifers. They are at risk of running low ...
Dr. Ramesh Singh/ICRISAT
In India, research has found that age-old, decentralized approaches to managing water and watersheds can fail, leaving farmers without sufficient water resources. However, this story from Bundelkhand in central India shows just how rapidly farmers can reap the benefits when ...