World Water Development Report 2022 Groundwater: Making the invisible visible

22 March 2022

The 2022 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report describes the challenges and opportunities associated with the development, management and governance of groundwater across the world.

Groundwater is central to the fight against poverty, to food and water security, to socio-economic development, and to the resilience of societies and economies to climate change.

Yet, groundwater itself, as well as its direct and indirect benefits, has all too often remained unseen or ignored, leaving numerous aquifers inadequately protected.

In the context of growing water scarcity across many parts of the world, the vast potential of groundwater and the need to manage it carefully can no longer be overlooked.

And it all starts by making the invisible visible.
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