This technical document provides background information on groundwater protection with particular reference to its use in emergency situations as result of natural hazards and hydrological extremes. It also outlines the governance policy framework in which groundwater as an emergency resource may be integrated into overall emergency management and service provision. To illustrate the principles and techniques presented in the Guide, a varied number of real world case studies from widely differing regions is presented.
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Topics: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Risk Reduction/Management, COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2011