Two Open Webinars Next Week:
‘Managing Roads & Water in the Mountains’ and ‘Groundwater- Making the Invisible Visible’
Next week, we are bringing to you two free, open webinars on two very interesting topics:
Road Water Management in Mountainous areas (December 10, Tuesday)
Roads affect how surface water and runoff move across entire landscapes, and therefore greatly affect the aridity of large areas. Nowhere is this road-water relationship more pronounced than in mountainous areas, where slopes are steep, runoff stronger, and erosion more likely.
3 key Road Water Management experts from Ethiopia, Tajikistan, and Nepal will discuss how to (a) stabilize areas adjacent to mountainous roads, and (b) how to make them more productive; through better water management.
Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible (December 12, Thursday)
Groundwater provides almost half of all drinking water worldwide, about 40% of water for irrigated agriculture and about 1/3 of water required for industry. It sustains ecosystems, maintains the baseflow of rivers and prevents land subsidence and seawater intrusion. Groundwater is an important part of climate change adaptation process and is often a solution for people without access to safe water. Despite these impressive facts and figures, invisible groundwater is out of sight and out of mind for most people.
Dr. Neno Kukuric, Director IGRAC, International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre, will dive to the heart of it all: how do we get everybody to talk and think about Groundwater and how we should manage it.