Groundwater: an invisible cross-sectoral fundament for implementation of the water action agenda (UN 2023 Water Conference side event)
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Groundwater is fundamental to life on earth. Its contributions range from the provision of drinking water to food production, from sanitation to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, from ecosystem and biodiversity support to land surface stability. Yet, due to groundwater's underground and "invisible" nature, the sustainable management and sound governance of this resource have been neglected.
The UNESCO side event will consider the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework as a guideline for defining action and commitments to more responsible and sustainable governance, management and protection of this vital natural resource.