Monday, July 25, 2011
Launch of new GEF project on "Groundwater Governance
The UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) has initiated a new Project on "Groundwater Governance" financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The overall project objective is to increase the awareness on the paramount importance of a sound management of our groundwater resources in preventing and reversing the global water crisis. The project will develop a global "Framework of Action" (FA), consisting of best practices for the sustainable management of groundwater resources. A fundamental component of the project process consists in a series of Regional Consultative consultative workshops which will take place in different regions of the globe and will make use of the existing networks of the IHP National Committees and the other partners.