Global Water Security Issues – Management and techniques for reliable groundwater access (28 June)
This webinar focused on the role of sound groundwater resources management and governance in achieving water security. The theme of this webinar was management and techniques for reliable groundwater access. Groundwater is an essential water resource globally but one that is more difficult than surface water to quantify and assess. This webinar helped the audience to learn from case studies on options for assessing and managing groundwater resources in three regions facing water supply challenges.
Furthermore, this webinar featured presentations by authors of studies that are documented in the third issue of the i-WSSM UNESCO Global Water Security Issues series. Presentations covered case studies from small islands to national spatial scales in Asia and Australia.
Presentations and Speakers:
- The GWSI Issues Paper Series and the Year of Groundwater – Simone Grego, Programme Specialist, UNESCO
- Global Water Security Issues (GWSI) Series – Seo Hyung Choi, Programme Specialist, i-WSSM UNESCO
- The Golden Gift of Groundwater in Australia’s MDB – David Adamson, Center for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Drivers of Groundwater Salinity and Potential for Freshwater Abstraction on a Semi-Arid Coral-limestone Island in Sri Lanka – Simon G. Craig, Institute of Water Education, Delft
- Study on Zones Classification, Management, and Control Methods Based on Groundwater Functions in China – Lili Yu, General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design, Ministry of Water Resources, China (Presentation coming soon)
Moderated by: Mary Trudeau, IWRA Project Officer
Presented by: Nevena Bakalar, IWRA Events Officer
IWRA Webinars constitute an additional resource designed to help our members, academics, dedicated practitioners, and policy professionals further explore these and other timely themes engaging in fruitful discussions, also aligned with the international water agenda and in close collaboration with key partners.