Groundwater Resources Sustainability Indicators

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Publication Title

Groundwater Resources Sustainability Indicators

Publication Type

Assessment

Author(s)

Edited by Jaroslav Vrba and Annukka Lipponen; Published by UNESCO

Publication Date

2007

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Summary

Identification and development of indicators has been recognized as the cornerstone of the United Nations The 1st UN World Water Development Report 'Water for People Water for Life'(WWDR), the principal product of the World Water Assessment Programme. Collectively, the UN agencies have resolved that a longer-term horizon for indicator development is needed. This effort has generated enough evidence that data availability for UN programmes, such as WWAP and IHP, is contingent upon the willingness of Member States to contribute data and the sensitivities of the bilateral/multilateral agreements which are already in place. The dependence of indicator development on data can lead to a situation wherein data availability drives the selection of indicators, which, in turn, reinforces the collection of the same data.

The set of groundwater indicators presented in this report is a short list derived from over one hundred conceptual water-related indicators. It is expected that the third WWDR will fully utilize the set of groundwater indicators for comparing and contrasting the groundwater situation around the world.

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See also

Groundwater

Sustainability

Indicators

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Attachments

 GroundwaterResourcesSustainabilityIndicator.pdf

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