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Groundwater for Emergency Situations. A Methological Guide

Groundwater for Emergency Situations. A Methological Guide
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). May 2011
  • This Methodological Guide provides background information on groundwater protection with particular reference to its use in emergency situations as result of natural hazards and hydrological extremes. It also outlines the governance policy framework in which groundwater as an emergency resource may be integrated into overall emergency management and service provision. To illustrate the principles and techniques presented in the Guide, a varied number of real world case studies from widely differing regions is presented.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Japan, Maldives, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Elbe River Basin, Molasse Basin
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Drinking water, Emergency situations, Groundwater, Isotopes, Risk management, Water governance, Water supply
  • Main target audience: Governments, Local officials, National administrations, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Guidebook, Methodology
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Published in 2015