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UN Economic And Social Commission For Western Asia
IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference, Sharm El Sheikh, 12-14 May 2015
Governan...
Why did we fail to control,
protect and sustainably
use our groundwater ?
What is needed to reverse
the course and ensure
...
Page 3
Non-renewable Groundwater
Agricultural Groundwater Use
e.g. Wadi Al-Sirhan, Saudi Arabia
IUCN-ROWA Regional Confere...
Page 4
Non-renewable Groundwater
Accumulated Groundwater Abstractions
1975 - 2004 per Region for Saudi Arabia
IUCN-ROWA Re...
Page 5
Water for …
Sneak Preview …
• Energy Use for
Groundwater Pumping
2010, and
• Saq-Ram Aquifer System
(West), Exploit...
Page 6
…
IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015
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Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs
• In the context of this project,
groundwate...
Page 8
Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs
• Five Regional Consultations:
Arab States R...
Page 9
• Global Diagnostic on
Groundwater Governance:
Why & Where do we need to act?
• A Shared Global Vision for 2030:
Wh...
Page 10
Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs
• Inadequate Leadership from
Government Age...
Page 11
Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs
• World’s groundwater resources are
falling...
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Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs
Year 2030 -
Groundwater Governance is
Reali...
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Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs
The Vision aims that by 2030
• Enabling env...
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Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs
1. Initial steps to establish an adequate
b...
Credit: Nicholas Clive Marcroft
UN Economic And Social Commission For Western Asia
IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference, Sharm El Sheikh, 12-14 May 2015
Governan...
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R. Klingbeil, 2015. Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs.

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Klingbeil, R., 2015. Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs. Presentation at IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015.

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R. Klingbeil, 2015. Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs.

  1. 1. UN Economic And Social Commission For Western Asia IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference, Sharm El Sheikh, 12-14 May 2015 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs Ralf Klingbeil, Regional Advisor Environment and Water
  2. 2. Why did we fail to control, protect and sustainably use our groundwater ? What is needed to reverse the course and ensure good groundwater governance by 2030 ? Yes, we can ... make a difference inversing the trends !
  3. 3. Page 3 Non-renewable Groundwater Agricultural Groundwater Use e.g. Wadi Al-Sirhan, Saudi Arabia IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 1991 2000 2012
  4. 4. Page 4 Non-renewable Groundwater Accumulated Groundwater Abstractions 1975 - 2004 per Region for Saudi Arabia IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 WaterWatch,2006.
  5. 5. Page 5 Water for … Sneak Preview … • Energy Use for Groundwater Pumping 2010, and • Saq-Ram Aquifer System (West), Exploitable Area IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 Water for Energy - Energy for Water ESCWA,forthcoming.WaterDevelopmentReport6.
  6. 6. Page 6 … IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 ... www.groundwatergovernance.org
  7. 7. Page 7 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs • In the context of this project, groundwater governance “comprises the enabling framework and guiding principles for responsible collective action to ensure control, protection and socially-sustainable utilisation of groundwater resources for the benefit of humankind and dependent ecosystems”. IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 Understanding Groundwater Governance www.groundwatergovernance.org
  8. 8. Page 8 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs • Five Regional Consultations: Arab States Region, Amman, Oct 2012 • Country Synthesis Reports: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Near East Region, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, Dec 2012 • Twelve Thematic Reports, Dec 2012 • Five Regional Diagnostics: Arab Regional Diagnostic Report, 2013 IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 Process www.groundwatergovernance.org
  9. 9. Page 9 • Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance: Why & Where do we need to act? • A Shared Global Vision for 2030: What do we want to achieve? • Global Framework for Action to achieve the vision on Groundwater Governance How can we achieve the Global Vision? Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 7th World Water Forum April 2015 www.groundwatergovernance.org
  10. 10. Page 10 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs • Inadequate Leadership from Government Agencies • Limited awareness of Long-Term Groundwater Risks • No Measurement of Groundwater Resource Status • Non-Performing Legal Systems on Groundwater • Insufficient Stakeholder Engagement in Groundwater Management • Limited Integration of Groundwater in Related National Policies IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance (1/2) www.groundwatergovernance.org
  11. 11. Page 11 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs • World’s groundwater resources are falling victim to a lack of effective governance. • Overabstraction of groundwater reflects incentives that users face resulting from both market and policy failures. • Available enabling frameworks and guiding principles are insufficiently used and there is a paucity of responsible collective action. IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance (2/2) www.groundwatergovernance.org
  12. 12. Page 12 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs Year 2030 - Groundwater Governance is Reality This is a Vision of the World in 2030 in which countries have taken appropriate and effective action to govern their groundwater in order to reach globally shared goals of social and economic development and avoid irreversible degradation of groundwater resources and their aquifer systems. IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 A Shared Global Vision for 2030 (1/2) www.groundwatergovernance.org
  13. 13. Page 13 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs The Vision aims that by 2030 • Enabling environment and collective responsibility • Resource information and knowledge available and shared • Management plans prepared and implemented • Institutions resourced and key tasks secured • Incentives and investments foster sustainable use and adequate protection IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 A Shared Global Vision for 2030 (2/2) www.groundwatergovernance.org
  14. 14. Page 14 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs 1. Initial steps to establish an adequate basis for groundwater governance 2. Strengthening institutions in groundwater governance 3. Creating linkages with main interrelated areas of human action and policy 4. Redirecting finances (investments and incentives) for effective groundwater management 5. Establishing a process of groundwater planning and management IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum”, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12-14 May 2015 Global Framework for Action to achieve the vision on Groundwater Governance www.groundwatergovernance.org
  15. 15. Credit: Nicholas Clive Marcroft
  16. 16. UN Economic And Social Commission For Western Asia IUCN-ROWA Regional Conference, Sharm El Sheikh, 12-14 May 2015 Governance of Groundwater: Linking Global Processes and Regional Needs Ralf Klingbeil, Regional Advisor Environment and Water

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