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Groundwater Monitoring

Background

Structured monitoring strategies are paramount to achieving sustainable groundwater resources management and meeting environmental goals. In the case of transboundary aquifer management, structured approaches are necessary in order to facilitate agreement on joint monitoring strategies among the involved countries; once in place, these strategies can enhance trust and cooperation for the management of transboundary water resources.

Content

The Webinar Monitoring Strategies in Transboundary Aquifers: Goals, Methods and Tools - The case study of Skadar/Shkoder – Buna/Bojana Delta transboundary alluvial aquifer” will analyze existing groundwater monitoring strategies, tools and methods for transboundary aquifers and will provide guidelines on how to design monitoring plans that are compliant with EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) regulations and national frameworks. It will also provide specific guidelines for the operation of a monitoring network in the particular two-hydrogeology context (coastal area and inland alluvial aquifer) as applied in the Global Environment Facility Drin project.

More information: Agenda and Concept Note.

The workshop is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in partnership with the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med).

 

 

 

 

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Introduction: Welcoming remarks • Alice Aureli, Chief of Groundwater System and Human Settlements Section, UNESCO IHP • Vangelis Constantianos, Regional Coordinator, GWP-Med • Neno Kukuric, Director, IGRAC

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Session 1: Why monitoring is paramount to address appropriate groundwater resources management and to attain EU WFD environmental goals? The specific case of transboundary aquifers. Speaker: Dr. Josep Mas Pla

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Session 2: The hydrogeological conceptual model as an initial step towards design of a monitoring network. Data requirements, basic issues (including pressures, impacts, vulnerability and risks) to be considered. Speaker: Dr. Laura del Val Alonso

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Session 3: Where must be monitoring wells located? Identifying and selecting the most representative spots in coastal aquifers and inland aquifers. Speaker: Dr. Josep Mas Pla

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Session 4: How to monitor groundwater levels? Instrumentation and practical considerations. Interpretation and reporting hydraulic head data. Speaker: Dr. Laura del Val Alonso

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Session 5: How to monitor groundwater quality? Groundwater sampling techniques and practical considerations. Interpretation and reporting hydrochemical data Speaker: Dr. Josep Mas Pla

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Session 6: Data management: Considerations on data processing, storage, quality assurance and reporting. Sharing databases in transboundary aquifer monitoring programs. Speaker: Dr. Laura del Val Alonso

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Summary: Proposal of a feasible monitoring plan based for a transboundary aquifer on the EU WFD regulations applied to the DRIN project Speaker: Dr. Josep Mas Pla

 

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Plenary Discussion: Questions and Answers Moderators: Alexandros Makarigakis, Josep Mas Pla, Laura Alonso

 

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Closing remarks • Alexandros Makarigakis, Groundwater System and Human Settlements Section, UNESCO IHP • Dimitris Faloutsos, Deputy Regional Coordinator, GWP-Med / Drin Project Manager
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