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Event Overexploitation and Contamination of Shared Groundwater Resources: Management, (Bio)technological, and Political Approaches to Avoid Conflicts


In a number of regions of the world, in particular in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, groundwater resources shared by neighboring countries, or used by different socio-economic groups in individual countries suffer from overexploitation and contamination. If the situation is not addressed, there is a distinct risk of conflicts in years to come. Via a combination of lectures and problem-based learning exercises (case studies), this institute will make participants acquainted with an integrated approach for the monitoring and management of shared groundwater resources, and for the various stakeholders to harmoniously reached decisions about groundwater use that are economically and socially sustainable.

Contact information Professor Christophe Darnault
Event type Conference
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Source NATO Advanced Study Institute
Geographical coverage Bulgaria
Address Varna
Organizer NATO Advanced Study Institute
Target audience Regional
Period [01/10/2006 - 12/10/2006]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH