|GRAPHIC – Groundwater Resources assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Changes|
Groundwater is a valuable natural resource providing a primary source of water for agriculture, domestic and industrial purposes and accounts for 95% of readily accessible freshwater. Subsurface resources are challenging to evaluate; however, there is a growing awareness of their importance in global environmental cycles. Thus, UNESCO’s initiative GRAPHIC (Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Changes) addresses the paucity of data on groundwater and investigates the effect of climate change and human activities on groundwater.
This brochure contains a brief summary of our current activities and the methodologies used to evaluate the impact of human and climate stresses on groundwater resources and provides information about our upcoming pilot programmes for groundwater evaluation.