Groundwater catalogue at World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal


The Groundwater Management Catalogue will be introduced at the 9th World Water Forum (WWF) in Dakar, Senegal during the special groundwater session. The session will be dedicated to enhancing the interface of science-policy practice and will bring together scientists, policymakers, and practitioners. The fully-operational catalogue will then be launched at the 2022 Groundwater Summit on 7-8 December at UNESCO in Paris, the closing event to the year of groundwater.  

About WWF9

The World Water Forum is the world's largest event on water. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The 9th Forum will be the first of its kind to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa.

About groundwater summit

The Groundwater Summit envisaged as a major contribution to making the groundwater more visible in order to better manage and protect it. It will bring attention to groundwater at the highest international level. The Summit will use the World Water Development Report 2022 as a baseline and the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework as a guidelines 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 water-related events in 2021 in one comprehensive groundwater message for the UN Water Conference 2023.