20.10.2011 - Natural Sciences Sector

UNESCO Cairo Office (UCO) releases report climate change risk management on water resources in the Arab region

Within UNESCO Cairo Office (UCO), efforts towards improving the integrated water resources management (IWRM) policies and strategies in the Arab region are taking into consideration possible climate change impacts; therefor UCO supported the preparation of a comprehensive technical study addressing climate change impacts on groundwater resources management and sustainability in the Arab region.

The report gave an overview of the aquifer systems in the Arab Region and the possible impacts of climate change on the region’s groundwater resources, potential climate change measures for groundwater management and the pertinent challenges in the Arab region and made recommendations for possible actions, research and studies on climate change adaptation mechanisms for groundwater resources management in the Arab region.

Full text of the report

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