PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

back to the website

AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

voltar para o site

Strategies to exploit and protect groundwater: regional case studies and challenges

Thursday - 11:00 - 12:30

THEME

Sharing

ROOM

Room 7

DESCRIPTION

[OS-RP-06] 

Groundwater levels and quality are continuing to decline across the world due to droughts, chronic overuse, natural vulnerability to contamination and non-effective management. Examples of such aquifers can be found in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. In the Brazilian semi-arid region, 12% of Brazil’s population suffers with devastating effects of droughts, impacting directly on the human and animal mortality, as well as local health and economy. Increasing water supply through recharge into aquifers, integrated management of superficial and underground water resources, as well as protection strategies at outcrop areas are actions to guarantee water supplies.


"CPRM - Geological Survey of Brazil
Thales Queiroz Sampaio
thales.sampaio@cprm.gov.br"

 

PROGRAM

 

11:00 am

 

• Pradeep Aggarwal, AIEA-International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria

• Victor Heilweil, USGS-US Geological Service, USA

• Roberto Kirchheim, CPRM-Brazilian Geological Service, Brazil

• (To be informed) UNESP-University of the State of São Paulo, Brazil

• Everton Oliveira, ABAS –Brazilian Groundwater Association, Brazil

• (To be informed), ANA-Brazilian Water Agency