Alice Aureli

Alice Aureli
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | UNESCO · International Hydrological Programme- Division of Water Sciences

PhD Hydrologist

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UNESCO (2022). Groundwater: Making the invisible visible. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2022. 246 pages. ISBN 978-92-3-100507-7 https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380721 This is freely available in full from this web site.
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The links between climate variability, depicted by time series of oceanic indices, and changes in total water and groundwater storage are investigated across nine large aquifer basins of the African continent. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission’s observations represent a remarkable tool that can provide insight into the dyn...
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Sustainability is a crucial and at the same time vital approach for satisfying future generations’ rights on natural resources. Toward this direction, global policies, supported by international organizations such as UNESCO and its international science programs, foster sustainable development as principal concept for the management of various them...
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Sustainability is a crucial and at the same time vital approach for satisfying future generations’ rights on natural resources. Toward this direction, global policies, supported by international organizations such as UNESCO and its international science programs, foster sustainable development as principal concept for the management of various them...
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Groundwater is a vital source for drinking water, irrigation, industry and the sustainability of wetlands, springs and river flows. In recent decades, groundwater use has increased tremendously. Climate change and population growth are likely to result in a further increase in groundwater use. To sustainably manage groundwater a good understanding...
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The overall goals of the Groundwater Component of TWAP were to: - Provide a description of the present conditions of transboundary aquifers (TBA) with areal extent >5 000 km2, and aquifers in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) that will enable the GEF International Waters (IW) Focal Area to determine priority aquifers/regions for resources allo...
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Abstract: One of the aspects highlighted in the Framework for Action and other key documents produced by the Groundwater Governance Project (funded by GEF and implemented by UNESCO, FAO, World Bank and IAH) is the interdependence between groundwater and human activities related to other physical components of the real world. Consequently, it is imp...
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We analyse the threats of global environmental change, as they relate to food security. First, we review three discourses: (i) 'sustainable intensification', or the increase of food supplies without compromising food producing inputs, such as soils and water; (ii) the 'nexus' that seeks to understand links across food, energy, environment and water...
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UNESCO is proudly celebrating its 70th anniversary as well as the 50th anniversary of its water programmes. The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is the only intergovernmental programme of the UN system devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity development. Since the inception of the International Hy...
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One of the most important issues for water resource management is developing strategies for groundwater modelling that are adaptable to data scarcity. These strategies are particularly important in arid and semi-arid areas where access to data is poor and data collection is difficult, such as the Lake Chad Basin in Africa. In the present study, we...
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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) should be organized on the relevant scale of the basins of rivers, lakes and aquifers, especially when they are transboundary. But significant progress should be made to move from theory to practice and take concrete action for transboundary cooperation on water wherever necessary, regarding surface wate...
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Need for Stakeholder's Involvement in the Environmental Policy ProcessEU Groundwater Policy and Related Implementation Expert GroupsEuropean Network of Geological Surveys – EuroGeoSurveysThe International Hydrological Programme of UNESCOIAH – the Worldwide Professional Community for GroundwaterInternational Groundwater Resources Assessment CentreRo...
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The impact of climate variability and change on groundwater resources remains poorly understood and is one of the most persistent knowledge gaps identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in both its Third (2001) and Fourth (2007) Assessment Reports. The common exclusion of groundwater from current monitoring and evaluation...
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Transboundary aquifers are as important a component of global water resource systems as are transboundary rivers; yet, their recognition in international water policy and legislation is very limited. Existing international conventions and agreements barely address aquifers and their resources. To rectify this deficiency, the International Associati...
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The management of groundwater is complex, and when complicated by political boundaries, it can become a source of conflicts. Education and training are major instruments in teaching people to jointly manage their common water resources, according to sustainable development principles, especially emphasizing partnerships and the knowledge of each ot...
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It is now widely accepted that groundwater, though not as visible as surface water, is ubiquitous in the global landmass, is contained in the pore spaces of rock formations (aquifers), and its science, hydrogeology, has rapidly developed over the last 35 years. This science has contributed to the well-being and development of the human population i...
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Transboundary aquifers are as important a component of global water resource systems as are transboundary rivers; yet, their recognition in international water policy and legislation is very limited. Existing international conventions and agreements barely address aquifers and their resources. To rectify this deficiency, the International Associati...
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It is now widely accepted that groundwater, though not as visible as surface water, is ubiquitous in the global landmass, is contained in the pore spaces of rock formations (aquifers), and its science, hydrogeology, has rapidly developed over the last 35 years. This science has contributed to the well-being and development of the human population i...
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There has been close co-operation between IAH and UNESCO going back many years that has produced a wide variety of scientific achievements. Looking into the future, there is a new 6-year phase (2002‐2007) of the UNESCO intergovernmental scientific programme in water resources. This promises many opportunities to inject new life into a whole series...
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The role of UNESCO is to promote international peace and security through cooperation in the fields of education, science and culture. In view of eradicating illiteracy, overcoming unsustainability of natural resources, confronting environmental problems, safeguarding historical monuments, and preserving natural and cultural heritage, UNESCO develo...
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Approximately 90% of the territory in South Eastern European (SEE) countries lies within shared water basins and therefore the effective management of transboundary waters is of particular importance for the region. Transboundary aquifer resources are also vital sources of freshwater. 65 Transboundary Aquifers (TA) were identified in the region in...
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From p. 2: "This report highlights how some of these and other innovations and new thinking can be an important part of the solution of the complexity in managing groundwater in the MENA region. It builds on the presentations at the MENA seminar at the World Water Week in Stockholm 2008 and refers to recent publications on the subject."

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The aim is to work on strengthening the collaboration between countries on their common transboundary aquifers. The collaboration is best achieved when the science base is well established, there is a symmetry in the understanding of the aquifer systems, and institutional structures have reached maturity. At that point further collaboration beyond science can take place. The legal frameworks can be strengthened, key issues that need hydrodiplomacy can be progressed. The laboratory for this approach is the Stampriet Aquifer System. Some project reports that support the above approach have been developed and are available for review.