IGRAC and UNESCO-IHP launch publications on Groundwater Governance in Transboundary Aquifers


IGRAC and UNESCO-IHP launched a set of publications that were prepared within the framework of the “Groundwater Governance in Transboundary Aquifers (GGRETA)” Phase 1 project (2013-2015), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and implemented by UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP). The first phase of the GGRETA project achieved raising the much-needed attention of the international community on transboundary aquifers by providing in-depth assessments of three transboundary aquifers, namely the Stampriet aquifer in Southern Africa, the Pretashkent aquifer in Central Asia, and the Trifinio aquifer in Central America.

Building on the scientific knowledge generated by the project, a strong focus was given to a water diplomacy track as a means to promote gender equality and enhance capacity-building for improved transboundary and correlated domestic water resources governance.

Download GGRETA Publications

  1. Brochure with an overview and results brochure of GGRETA project available in English, Russian and Spanish;
  2. Reports on the assessments of the Stampriet, Pretashkent and Trifinio aquifers, describing the current conditions of the aquifers, including a diagnostic of transboundary concerns, conducted with full participation of national experts;
  3. Report on the main achievements and key findings of the project;
  4. Brochure on the database and Information Management System (IMS) developed by the project for field data storage and elaboration that has become a permanent groundwater governance tool for the Countries.
  5. Training manual on water diplomacy, international water law, and domestic water law.
  6. Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Assessment of Transboundary Aquifers prepared by IGRAC.