The « Agenda 2030 », the 17 « Sustainable Development Goals » (SDGs), their 169 targets and their 240 well attended indicators, multinational and multilateral roadmaps, constitute a great message of hope for the future of human societies and terrestrial ecosystems, currently facing the impacts of global change.

Within this framework, groundwater resources (GWR) have a key role to play, directly in terms of food, hygiene and health, protection and restoration of ecosystems and biodiversity … and, indirectly, for the reduction of poverty and inequalities, contribution to education and gender equality, peace.


Deadline for
Abstracts Submission
February 20th 2022
Deadline for
Early-Bird Registration
March 25th 2022
Abstracts Acceptance
March 20th 2022
Final Programm
April 15th 2022
The call for ABSTRACTS is open
Posted December 22th 2021

The TOPICS of the conference are online
Posted December 16th 2021

Conference begins in ... 116 Days

To promote a wide participation and a quality interaction between the participants, the conference will benefit from a simultaneous French-English / English-French translation (on site and online).

Ambition of the conference
Constitute a meeting point to promote exchanges between the different national and international stakeholders in the fields of water and sustainable development:
  • decision-makers, from the international level to local authorities, like Water Agencies, basin authorities and local structures for management and protection of groundwater...
  • funding agencies and donors
  • NGOs, civil society, local communities, farmers, water and sanitation companies, industries...
  • groundwater resource specialists: scientists, national and local authorities, planning authorities, engineering firms, consultants...
Main objectives
  • Examine the overall relationships between water-related SDG s, their stakeholders and groundwater
  • Share knowledge, experiences, findings and good practices on GWR in sustainable development trajectories
  • Elaborate recommendations to ensure the best integration of groundwater resources into the SDGs.
Conference process
  • A prominent locus of expression will be given to the youth : high school and University students, young researchers and professionals ...
  • Invited speakers (key notes) and presentations by participants (oral communications, poster sessions)
  • Round tables opened to conference participants - Innovative forms of animation and presentation (summaries produced on the basis of contributions received in advance; themes entrusted to thematic animators, prior to the conference).


Given the importance of the topics covered, the conference will take place regardless of the circumstances. The health situation (COVID 19) may lead to a mixed organization, combining face-to-face and distance (webconference).