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  • 1. THE WATER INITIATIVES DIVISION OF THE SWISS AGENCY The GGRETA Project around the world in response to the rising demands for drinking water supplies and food production for a growing groundwater resources has led in many places to an overexploitation of local and regional aquifers. A comprehensive understanding of the resources, in particular in the case of Water plays a key role in Swiss development cooperation. For more than 30 years SDC has supported partner countries in the implementation of their drinking water supply and sanitation services, as well as watershed and know-how provision, water issues are addressed at differ- responds to the pressing need of increasing the knowledge on their physical and socioeconomics characteristics. It is an integral component of the UNESCO’s International Shared Aquifer Resource Management (ISARM) Initiative and the (TWAP). of three selected case studies: GROUNDWATER RESOURCES GOVERNANCE in TRANSBOUNDARY AQUIFERS (GGRETA Project) Additional information: www.sdc-water.ch ISARM and TWAP The International Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM) Initiative is a UNESCO led programme aimed at legal, institutional and environmental issues related to the 1. 2. ( 3. Improving knowledge groundwater resources 2-step approach to · www.isarm.org www.twap.isarm.org cooperation · mechanisms through consultative process (Component 2). The expected project outcomes include a thorough assessment - knowledge and experience on groundwater resources managewww.groundwatercop.iwlearn.net/ggreta CONTACTS dialogue and Facilitating governance mechanisms to improve livelihoods, economic development and environmental
  • 2. The Aquifer Stampriet Aquifer (GGRETA) (GGRETA) E A Aquifer The Esquipulas – Ocotepeque - Citala Aquifer System , Guatemala. , Namibia - 14°40'N 18°0'E 89°0'W Ü Chiquimula - Copán Ruinas 19°0'E 20°0'E 21°0'E Ncojane basin Ü 23°0'S 89°10'W 23°0'S 89°20'W 14°40'N 89°30'W The shallow aquifer 14°30'N 14°30'N H o n d u r a s 24°0'S 24°0'S G u a t e m a l a B o t s w a n a will require SE Kalahari/Karoo Basin N a m i b i a 14°20'N 14°20'N 25°0'S Ostua-Metapán 25°0'S Esquipulas-Ocotepeque-Citalá E l S a l v a d o r 5 10 15 Kilometers Map coordinate system: WGS 1984 89°20'W National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, iPC 89°10'W 89°0'W 14°10'N 14°10'N 0 26°0'S A f r i c a 26°0'S S o u t h 0 20 40 60 80 Kilometers Map coordinate system: WGS 1984 18°0'E National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, iPC 19°0'E 20°0'E 21°0'E The climate of the

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