Welcome to the Groundwater and Conjunctive Water Management Hub

Recognizing the importance of groundwater resources and their joint management with surface water and other resources for transboundary water security, this hub gathers and enables exchanges of knowledge and practices within and outside the GEF International Waters (IW) portfolio to enhance IW project effective action towards a comprehensive integration of all water resources.

Conjunctive Water Management is an approach to water resources management in which surface water, groundwater and other components of the water cycle are considered as one single resource, and therefore are managed in closest possible coordination, in order to maximize overall benefits from water and to minimize its potential harmful impacts, both at the short and at the long term.

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Valuing Water as the SADC Region Struggles with Climate Change Impacts
22 Mar 2021
GEF IW:LEARN World Water Day 2021 Special Bulletin
Overcoming barriers to effective use and protection of shared aquifers and groundwater in the Nile
23 Dec 2020
Water demand for various uses in the Nile Basin is rapidly growing and threatens the supply of conventional surface-based sources. More than 70% of the rural population in many parts of the Nil...
Good practices for sharing groundwater geospatial data
23 Dec 2020
Commissioned by SADC-GMI and in cooperation with IHE Delft, IGRAC developed a report on ‘Good practices for sharing groundwater geospatial data’ within the framework of the project ‘Expansion o...

Ongoing GEF Conjunctive Water Management projects worldwide

The Groundwater and Conjunctive Water Management Hub is supported by the GEF IW:LEARN and offers a platform for capturing knowledge and building capacity for practitioners on transboundary waters management.