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Groundwater Governance: A Global Framework for Country Action

The global environment objective (GEO) of the project is to accelerate improved groundwater resource governance at transboundary, national, and local levels. The project development objective (PDO) is to sustain livelihoods reliant upon groundwater and related aquifer services.

The primary focus of the project is the set of human behaviours that determine groundwater use and abuse. The objective is to accelerate the adoption of improved groundwater resource governance from resource management institutions to millions of individual users.

The project is expected to define a Shared Vision and Global Framework for Action on Groundwater Governance.These will be derived from:

  • An examination of the state of governance in relation to groundwater supply and demand.
  • The development of regional groundwater governance diagnostics integrating local and national experiences together with perspectives for management at local, national and transboundary levels.

A series of communication tools will be developed to promote the adoption of the Global Framework for Action.


Documents & Resources
General information
GEF ID 3726
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Under Implementation
Start Date 21 Jun 2011
End Date 29 Jun 2014
Project documents
Project Information
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area
GEF Allocation to project 1.75M US$
Total Cost of the project: 4.23M US$
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

Project contacts
Mr. Andrea Merla Consultant
Mrs. Lucilla Minelli Project officer