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Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 25-27 may 2008

Managing Shared Aquifer Resources in Africa

Third International Conference

Lieu et date : Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 25-27 may 2008

Organisation : General Water Authority of Libya ; UNESCO/IHP ; Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS)

Presentation

In Tripoli in 1999 and 2002 the General Water Authority of Libya and UNESCO, in coordination with the Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS), convened two major conferences devoted to the identification of shared aquifer resources in Africa.
The first marked a milestone in the discussion of the emerging concept of regional aquifers and was also instrumental in launching the UNESCO International Shared Aquifer Resources Management Initiative (ISARM).
The second conference focused more specifically on the features of African aquifers shared by one or more states
A third Tripoli conference, focusing once again on the needs of Africa, will aim to take the ISARM initiative one stage further.

Conference topics

update of the inventory of African transboundary aquifers : situation in the different sub-regions
progress made on the new projects : SASS,SAI, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa, Nubian sandstone aquifer,..
transboundary aquifer and climate change
integrated water resources management applied to transboundary aquifer (monitoring, modelling, remote sensing)
financial instrument (bilateral and multilateral)
institutional and legal aspects
governance
policy guidance for sound and sustainable development of shared aquifers

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