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Toward a Joint Management of Transboundary Aquifer Systems

Department
Bureau de recherches géologiques and minières – BRGM, International Office for Water, Académie de l’eau, Académie de l’eau, UNESCO – IHP
Author
AGENCE FRANCAISE DE DEVELOPPEMENT (AFD) - Hubert MACHARD DE GRAMONT, Coralie NOEL, Jean Louis OLIVER, Didier PENNEQUIN, Martina RAMA, Raya Marina STEPHAN
Description

Today, over 270 transboundary aquifer systems have been identified worldwide,[ 1 ] but very few are the target of projects aiming at a better mutual management or, where this question is raised, only cover certain aspects. For instance, transboundary  aquifer systems are still too rarely taken into account for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). One of the main challenges is to narrow the gap between the availability of — still poorly evaluated — water resources and an increasing demand that, in some places, already is no longer satisfied. This gap between supply and demand may become even larger under the influence of climate change.

Publication date
2011
Document type
Study/Research
Language(s)
English
Website
www.afd.fr
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Categories: Water, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Togo, Egypt, Central African Republic, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon

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