UN Groundwater Summit 2022 - DTE - 07/12/22
The importance of groundwater protection and techniques for its sustainable use will be highlighted during the United Nations-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022 in Paris, France.
-Water seeps through rocks and soil and is stored beneath the ground. Aquifers are the rocks in which groundwater is stored.
-This untapped resource accounts for only 0.62% of the total water and 30% of freshwater accessible on the planet.
-It is a vital resource that provides almost half of drinking water, 40% of water for irrigation and a third of water required for the industry worldwide.
-Groundwater management is imperative to meet the UN-mandated SDG 6 of providing clean water and sanitation for all.
-The UN World Water Development Report (UN WWDR 2022) titled ‘Groundwater: Making the invisible visible’ describes the challenges and opportunities associated with the development, management and governance of groundwater across the world.
About the United Nations-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022:
-Organised by: UN-Water, UNESCO and the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre.
To raise awareness on groundwater conservation and to highlight the opportunities and challenges of groundwater management.
To mark the completion of the “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible” campaign run by UN-Water throughout 2022.