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Groundwater in a Global Perspective: Unveiling what local studies fail to notice

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Abstracting, using and managing groundwater are mainly local activities, responding to local needs and informed by local knowledge. However, studying groundwater from a global perspective is not meaningless. On the contrary: it produces complementary information and opens up new views, contributing to a more balanced knowledge of the occurrence and properties of groundwater, a better understanding of its relevance for the human society and the environment, a more clear awareness of the numerous interdependencies and linkages, and occasionally a conceptual break-through or an unexpected spin-off.

This is the recording of a webinar organised by TheWaterChannel (on October 25, 2013), in which hydrologist Jac van der Gun details this idea and interacts with the audience. drawn from the book Groundwater around the World: A Geographic Synopsis that he wrote recently together with his French colleague Jean Margat. Jac is part of the core team that will draft a Vision and Framework for Action on Groundwater Governance (www.groundwatergovernance.org) over the next six months (as of October 2013)

(Click here to watch the high-quality flash version of the presentation)

More info: http://thewaterchannel.tv/en/webinar
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2013
Language: English
Region: Global

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