Monday, March 10, 2003


There is an interesting article about water in deep aquifers in today’s Washington Post:
Water Scarcity Prompts Scientists to Look Down

Among other things, it mentions:

The World Water Development Report : Water for People, Water for Life
For the first time, 23 United Nations agencies and convention secretariats have combined their efforts and expertise to produce the most comprehensive and up-to-date report on the state of the world's freshwater resources. The World Water Development Report (WWDR) will be officially launched at the occasion of World Water Day, March the 22nd, during the 3d World Water Forum. The website has links to online versions of The WWDR Table of Contents; The WWDR Executive Summary (7 languages); and The WWDR Facts & Figures.

UNESCO Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources (ISARM) Project
That is part of the World Water Assessment Program:

UNESCO’s International Hydrological Program

The Global Water Policy Project
Sandra Postel's book "Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?", (1999) from this project is described by the Worldwatch Institute at this site.

See also:

The UNESCO Water Portal
This website is intended to enhance access to information related to freshwater available on the World Wide Web. The site provides links to the current UNESCO and UNESCO-led programmes on freshwater and will serve as an interactive point for sharing, browsing and searching websites of water-related organizations, government bodies and NGOs, including a range of categories such as water links, water events, learning modules and other on-line resources.

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