Bangkok Thailand , June 1-2, 2011. The Asia-Pacific regional Knowledge Hub for Groundwater Management has been launched under the theme Bringing Groundwater Agenda on the Surface. The launching meeting was organized by IGES, Asian Development Bank and UNESCO-IHE.
The objectives of this inspiring event were to:
- discuss and explore ways to highlight and prioritize groundwater issues on main water agenda and identify feasible actions for sustainable development of groundwater resources;
- clarify importance of groundwater in the time of global change to address food and water security and suggest ways to safeguard its strategic resource value from emerging challenges;
- facilitate partnership with clients, partners and relevant organisation working in the field of groundwater and dig into opportunities to synergize efforts being taken in different corners of the region.
IGRAC has contributed to the launching meeting as well as to the pre-lunching workshop, held at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). IGRAC is very pleased with collaboration established with IGES (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies) based in Japan. All the information about the launching meeting and the pre-launch workshop can be found at the IGES site.