New global groundwater campaign by UN-IGRAC

Posted 11 December 2014

The United Nations International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (UN-IGRAC) has launched a new campaign to raise global awareness of sustainability of groundwater use.

Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day.

While groundwater is the most abundant source of fresh water on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight in the water below.

IGRAC has developed and launched an animated video to raise awareness of the importance of groundwater. Click here to watch the video.

The International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC) operates under the auspices of WMO and UNESCO. IGRAC is dedicated to groundwater information and knowledge in the widest sense, on a world-wide scale and on a non-commercial basis.

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