Groundwater Summit

UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022
Groundwater flowing from a bamboo pipe
Groundwater Summit
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Rooms :
Office S 376
Office S 375
Ségur Hall
Miro Hall 1-2-3
Room II
Room VI
Salle des Actes
Monaco Reception Desk R.233
Room I
Pas Perdus Hall
Room XI
Room I Foyer
Room V
Room VII
Room III
Type :
Cat IV – International Congress
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The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater will be the culminating event of the 2022 campaign “Groundwater: making the invisible visible”, implemented by the dedicated UN-Water Task Force, co-coordinated by UNESCO and the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC), on behalf of UN-Water. The main messages from the Summit will be conveyed to the United Nations 2023 Water Conference.

The Summit will draw attention to the topic of groundwater at the highest international level, while also serving as a culminating event for the ‘Groundwater: Making invisible visible’ campaign that has run throughout 2022. The Summit will use as baseline the UN World Water Development Report 2022 (WWDR 2022) focused on Groundwater, and the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework as a guideline to define actions towards more responsible and sustainable use and protection of this vital natural resource. The summit will unify the statements from all major groundwater-related events into one, comprehensive groundwater message for the UN 2023 Water Conference. 

Pre-Summit side events

Pre-Summit side events will take place on 6 December 2022 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, the day before the Summit begins. These side events are an opportunity to make groundwater visible and contribute to shaping the messages that will be conveyed to the UN 2023 Water Conference in March 2023. The list of selected submissions will be available on the Summit website soon.