Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change

29-30 October 2020

Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change

Currently, climate change has become an undeniable major pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Yet, the effects of climate change on groundwater, the most significant freshwater resource on Earth, are still poorly understood. Somewhat neglected by policymakers and ignored by the public, groundwater management, governance and monitoring are less developed compared to surface water, globally. More up-to-date research and knowledge generation and sharing, as well as more efforts to raise awareness of the links between groundwater and climate change are also critical to ensure the sustainable management of this vital resource.

29-30 October 2020

IWRA’s Online Conference will address these challenges and priorities in order to manage resiliently groundwater resources under climate change. This conference’s main goal is to, ultimately, promote the sharing and exchange of state-of-the-art scientific and policy knowledge on the links between an increased resilience of groundwater resources and climate change for the sustainable governance, use and management of these resources in all regions of the world.

This event will also contribute both to subsequent discussions and activities in the framework of COP26 in 2021, and UN Water’s theme in 2022 dedicated to groundwater.

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This is the first time IWRA holds an online conference.  It is both a learning process and opportunity for the Association, particularly under the current pandemic situation the entire world faces and the “new normal”.  Therefore, we invite you to send IWRA your related comments and questions, as well as any ideas you may have to the following email address: online.conference@iwra.org.