December 2009

Session on "Groundwater - Key to Adaptation" at COP-15

Climatic change is expected to cause significant changes in the water cycle. On the one hand more concentrated and stronger precipitation is expected, and on the other hand it is expected that droughts will be more persistent. Longer and sustained droughts will especially influence semi-arid regions where, in many cases, there are water shortages already. Particularly in these areas, the availability of groundwater is crucial to the survival of both nature and humankind.