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Just Published: Groundwater for Emergency Situations
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:25

groundwaterThe International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) has just released the third volume of its Series on groundwater, a methodological guide entitled ‘Groundwater for Emergency Situations’.

This methodological guide provides background information on groundwater protection with particular reference to its use in emergency situations as result of natural hazards and hydrological extremes. It also outlines the governance policy framework in which groundwater as an emergency resource may be integrated into overall emergency management and service provision. To illustrate the principles and techniques presented in the Guide, a varied number of real world case studies from widely differing regions is presented.

It is one of the results of the project ‘Groundwater for Emergency Situations’ (GWES), which aims to consider natural catastrophic events that could adversely influence human health and life and to identify in advance emergency groundwater resources resistant to natural and man-made disasters that could replace damaged public and domestic drinking water supplies.

This Methodological Guide supports the scope of the GWES project: Identifying, investigating, assessing, managing and mapping groundwater resources resistant to natural disasters that could be used in emergencies resulting from different extreme climatic and geological disaster events.

 

 

Source: Natural Sciences Sector

 

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