UNESCO/IHE - Evaluating groundwater in times of scarcity and of abundance

UNESCO/IHE - Evaluating groundwater in times of scarcity and of abundance

Improving the knowledge on groundwater resources in the Valle del Cauca in Colombia, and the interaction between groundwater and surface water both in times of water scarcity and of water abundance, will help the local environment agency in charge to manage the resource sustainably. In collaboration with Deltares and CVC (Regional Environment Agency in Colombia), UNESCO-IHE is researching the dynamics of groundwater in the Valle del Cauca, an area of key socio-economic importance in the country. Improving the knowledge and capacity on groundwater resources and the interaction with surface water through field research and modeling will allow the combined use of surface water and groundwater to be improved, as well as help understand the role of groundwater in flooding.

Contact: Micha Werner (m.werner@unesco-ihe.org)

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