Creating enabling conditions for dialogue on crucial groundwater resources in Central America
The Ocotepeque-Citalá aquifer, that underlies the border between El Salvador and Honduras, contains groundwater resources that are the main source of domestic water supply for the people living in the area. The protection and sustainable management of the aquifer and the groundwater it contains is then a priority, in particular at the light of climate change and variability.
UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) will provide essential trainings related to legal and institutional tools and approaches to the management of transboundary aquifers, in particular on international and domestic water law, in Honduras (27-28 February 2017) and El Salvador (2-3 March 2017)
These trainings are being organized within the framework of the of the second phase (2016-2018) of the “Governance of Groundwater Resource in Transboundary Aquifers (GGRETA)” project which aims at
- consolidating the results of the in-depth assessment of the aquifer undertaken in the first phase of the project (2013-2015), and
- strengthening capacity on groundwater governance at the national and transboundary levels in order to support the process of establishment of a bilateral cooperation mechanism.