World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
This year’s theme is ‘groundwater’ and draws attention to the hidden water resource that has always been critically important but not fully recognized in sustainable development policymaking. Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches our lives. Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater. As climate change gets worse, groundwater will become more and more critical. We need to work together to sustainably manage this precious resource. Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.
To raise awareness on sustaining groundwater, Elsevier presents a curated list of publicly available journal articles and book chapters. At Elsevier, we are advancing #SDG6 research and ensuring that #groundwater is sustainably explored, analyzed, and monitored.
Land Use Policy, Volume 109, October 2021
The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, September 2020
Materials Today, Volume 50, November 2021
Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 76, January 2022
Progress in Disaster Science, Volume 8, December 2020
Development Engineering, Volume 7, January 2022
The Lancet Global Health, Volume 10, January 2022
Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 38, 1 January 2021
The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, February 2022