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.
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.
Find out more on the indicative programme, the list of distinguished speakers, key partners and much more here: www.iwraonlineconference.org!