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 (29 - 30 October 2020) 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.
Stay tuned for more information and details shortly on the conference themes and sub-themes, the International Scientific Committee (ISC), welcome messages from IWRA President and ISC chairs, conference programme, key dates, call for abstracts, and much more.
We look forward to your participation in October 2020!