Water and climate change: impacts on groundwater resources and adaptation options
Adaptation to climate impacts on groundwater resources
in developed and developing countries has not received adequate attention. This reflects the often poorly understood impacts of climate change, the hidden nature of groundwater and the general neglect of groundwater management. Many developing countries are highly reliant on groundwater. Given expectations of reduced
supply in many regions and growing demand, pressure on groundwater resources is set to escalate. This is a crucial
problem and demands urgent action. This report addresses the impacts of climate change on groundwater and adaptation options.