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.

The Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP, together with AMCOW, GEUS, IGRAC, UCL, and UNESCO's IHP, will host a special session during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-15) in Copenhagen on groundwater, climate change and adaptation. The session is supported by IAHS' timely publications on Groundwater and Climate in Africa.
IGRAC's Peter Letitre will give a presentation on Recharge, Retention and Re-use of groundwater - 3R.

Date: Thursday, 10 December 2009
Time: 20.00-22.00 hrs
Venue: Holland Climate House, Hall C7, Bella Center, UN Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen