Making groundwater visible in Stockholm?
TheWaterChannel NewsFlash: August 26, 2016
The months go by and rainfall patterns have become more capricious. Farmers from California to Kerala rely heavily on groundwater to quench their thirsty crops. But how long will this vital resource last?
Just because it lies underground it gets hidden from our minds and agendas. Luckily, more initiatives are developed to address the challenges and to prevent depletion of this precious source.
One of them is GRIPP, or the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, established by a number of organizations from across the world. GRIPP will strengthen and upscale existing groundwater initiatives by helping them partner, promote and share ground-level solutions, adapt tested technology, and fill gaps in current knowledge. All this with the aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals related to climate resilience, food security, livelihoods and sustainable water management. All this, so we can manage our precious groundwater better.
GRIPP will be launched at Stockholm World Water Week at 17:30 on 30 August at the International Water Management Institute/Water, Land, & Ecosystems Booth No. 27. Join them for a chat about conservation of groundwater and become a part of this important undertaking.
Even though groundwater is not an official theme yet at Stockholm, there are many more groundwater related activities taking place in the event.
For more background information on groundwater and related videos you can take a look at the dossier pages of TheWaterChannel: "The Underground Drought".
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