Conjunctive Water Management: A powerful contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
In the framework of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP), and the GEF IW-Learn 4 project a number of meetings attended by water sector professionals were organized in order to explore and discuss Conjunctive Water Management. This document intends to be an introduction to Conjunctive Water Management, with the general purpose to make the reader familiar with the concept and the specific purpose to provide guidance to water resources policy makers and planners. It starts off with defining Conjunctive Water Management, and then addresses successively the following subjects: how to put this paradigm into practice; potential benefits; governance provisions needed or desired; state of affairs of the implementation at field level; and, finally, recommendations and priorities for scaling-up. The publication will be also a support material for the UNESCO-UNDP-GEF project on ‘Fostering multi-country cooperation over Conjunctive Surface and Groundwater Management in the Bug and Neman Transboundary River Basins and the underlying aquifer system'.
08 Dec 2020
International Water Management
Knowledge and Information Management