UN-Water Summit on Groundwater

Paris, France and Online

This event follows up on the focus on groundwater of this year’s World Water Day, and aims to render ‘invisible’ groundwater ‘visible’. The summit will consolidate statements from water-related events in 2022  into a comprehensive groundwater message for the UN Water Conference 2023. 

Highlights of GWP transboundary activities:

On 8 December, GWP’s Yumiko Yasuda, Senior Network & Transboundary Water Cooperation Specialist, will be participating in a session on ‘Strengthening the Science-Policy-Practice Interface’, highlighting the GWP Toolbox IWRM Action Hub.

The discussion space associated with each session of the Summit, during and after the Summit, will be hosted on the GWP Toolbox .  The aim is to start a ‘Groundwater Community that is intended to continue for a longer term as a place for global groundwater actors to interact.

The ‘Transboundary Water Coalition’ will be launched on December 8th during this Summit to strengthen commitment to transboundary water cooperation. With the second ever United Nations conference on water set to occur on 22–24 March 2023, institutions and governments from around the world have come together to form this Coalition. It is a multistakeholder partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, regional integration organizations, international financial institutions, academic institutions and civil society organizations, who will work to put a focus on the critical importance of cooperating over shared water resources in a time when doing so is an imperative to ensure water security and sustainable development. GWP is a partner in this Coalition. 

For the launch of the coalition, those of you who are not in Paris can follow the launch on 8 December at 10.50 a.m. CET through live streaming (click on ‘join stream’ next to the launch event at https://groundwater-summit.org/programme/detailed-programme/ , tab ‘December 08’).