Within the framework of the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 7-8 December 2022, a call for expressions of interest to hold Pre-Summit side events is now open. Pre-Summit side events will take place on 6 December 2022 at UNESCO HQ in Paris, France, the day before the Summit begins. All accepted side events will be held […]

Closing Ceremony

The closing session will include: A joint statement prepared by the UN-Water Task Force, as a contribution to the UN 2023 Water Conference and beyond. High-level statements towards the UN 2023 Water Conference.


A key element of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 Global Acceleration Framework comes under the heading of Innovation, that is, new, intelligent approaches and technologies to improve water and sanitation resource management and delivery. The use of scientific research and innovation to constantly enhance implementation of management solutions is essential. Innovations can be both technical […]

Data & information

Groundwater impacts directly and indirectly on many societal, economic and environmental areas of life. However, due to the diversity and complexity of groundwater issues as well as its hidden nature, it is, in most cases, challenging to adequately quantify the groundwater component in the water management process. To fully understand the various roles which groundwater […]


The SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework aims to deliver results fast and at an increased scale with “optimized financing [being] essential to [getting] resources behind country plans”. However, in 2020 with 8.7 billion USD of official development funding reportedly designated for water and sanitation, achieving SDG 6.1.1 on drinking water alone would require at least […]


Groundwater governance is about the decision-making processes, law and policy, conditions and enabling environment that determine who gets what water, how, where, and when. Governance sets critical frames for groundwater management, planning, and policy implementation, and takes aim at the decision-making practices and outcomes at multiple levels of the administration.  Governance takes place at different, […]

Opening ceremony

Welcome addresses by the organizers and high-level speakers, followed up with the main findings from the UN World Water Development Report 2022.

Groundwater youth forum

The Summit Groundwater Youth Forum session will provide the opportunity to present youth considerations about groundwater resources and contribute to envisage new models and new solutions for the sustainable groundwater resources use and management.     The Groundwater Youth Forum aims to give the opportunity to youth, students and young (ground) water professionals to contribute to the […]

Strengthening interface science-policy practice

The use of scientific research and innovation to inform water policy development and the practical implementation of management solutions is essential. However, due to the diversity and complexity of environmental and societal problems, it is often challenging to identify the role of groundwater and adequately incorporate it into the management process. Moreover, policy makers, water […]