GEF Groundwater Portfolio

The present report represents an attempt to analyze the GEF IW portfolio of groundwater projects with a view to guide the identification of lessons learnt and replicable practices, and to promote a structured exchange of experiences among projects through the Groundwater Community of Practice.


This report is a living document which will continue to be enriched with comments, additions and revisions as new inputs come in from members of the Groundwater Community of Practice.

The first version of the Analysis was prepared for and distributed during the 6th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 17–20 October 2011). Further editions were prepared for the African Regional Consultation of the GEF Groundwater Governance Project (Nairobi, Kenya, May 2012), the first GEF IW Science Conference (Bangkok, Thailand, 24-26 September 2012) and the Regional Consultation for the UNECE Region of the GEF Groundwater Governance Project (The Hague, The Netherlands, 18-21 March 2013).

The most up-to-date GEF Groundwater Portfolio Analysis is always available at the online space of the Groundwater Community of Practice.
This document will be published as a joint UNESCO/GEF IW publication in 2014. Your comments are essential to its finalization and they will be properly acknowledged.

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Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem
Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System

Protection of the North West Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS) and related humid zones and ecosystems

MENARID Reducing Risks to the Sustainable Management of the North West Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS)

Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem--Regional Component: Implementation of agreed actions for the protection of the environmental resources of the Mediterranean Sea and its coastal areas

Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin

Formulation of an Action Programme for the Integrated Management of the Shared Nubian Aquifer

Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean (IWCAM)

Environmental Protection and Sustainable Integrated Management of the Guarani Aquifer

Developing Renewable Groundwater Resources in Arid Lands: A Pilot Case - The Eastern Desert of Egypt

Managing Hydrogeological Risk in the Iullemeden Aquifer System

Groundwater Governance: A Global Framework for Country Action

Development of Methodologies for GEF Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme