Groundwater, key to the Sustainable Development Goals

Groundwater, key to the Sustainable Development Golas
18 - 20 May 2022
Paris, France

The « Agenda 2030 », the 17 « Sustainable Development Goals » (SDGs), their 169 targets and their 240 well attended indicators, multinational and multilateral roadmaps, constitute a great message of hope for the future of human societies and terrestrial ecosystems, currently facing the impacts of global change.

Within this framework, groundwater resources (GWR) have a key role to play, directly in terms of food, hygiene and health, protection and restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity … and, indirectly, for the reduction of poverty and inequalities, contribution to education and gender equality, peace.

Event Themes

The point of view of the Youth on Groundwater and SDGs, with students from Universities, Colleges, High Schools...
Groundwater contribution to the various SDG targets. Importance, role and assets of groundwater to contribute today and in the future to the achievement of the SDGs targets. Planetary boundaries linked to groundwater.
How to put groundwater science and techniques at the service of SDGs?
Specificities of governance and good management practices for groundwater resources management, relationships between groundwater and ecosystems, with surface water
Monitoring SDGs GW-related targets: KPIs, Indicators, monitoring for SDG targets. How to improve the indicators
Funding Groundwater related SDG targets: Strategies, available means, innovative financing tools for the good governance, development and protection of GWR. New financing opportunities to reach the SDGs targets. How can corporate funding contribute?
Specific tools and approaches for groundwater survey and assessing the available resource, their quantitative and qualitative status: areas of progress, specific indicators, role of the various actors
Integrating global change and climate change impacts in groundwater-related SDGs targets achievement
Links between SDGs and the European Water Framework Directive
Decentralized cooperation in France. Assets of the NOTRe law, green grants, French Oudin law. Principle and examples (notably from Niger and Burkina Faso).
Case studies: best practices, successes/worst failures. Presentations from management bodies, communities, NGOs, etc.
How to render visible the contribution of GW to SDG targets. Communicating about GW

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