This policy document provides the following key messages to decision makers in Africa:

-Groundwater represents a vast untapped source of water in Africa, but technical, socio-economic, and institutional factors, have constrained its use.
-Groundwater management in Africa can be an essential component of climate change adaptation strategies.
-However, important gaps in knowledge of groundwater resources exist in Africa that must be narrowed if groundwater is to play a major role in assisting adaptation to climate change.

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Organization: UNECA, African Union Commission, African Development Bank

Topics: Water, Environment, Adaptation, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Policy Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English