Lessons learned from 40 years of experience of the first concerted management of a transboundary aquifer in the world

November, 28th 2019
12:00 am
Zurich (+02:00)



The celebration of 40 years of transboundary governance of the Geneva Aquifer (Nappe du Genevois) took place on 29 November 2018. The Geneva Water Hub contributed to the organisation of this event led by the Geneva and French authorities in order to highlight this pioneering model of concerted management of a transboundary aquifer located between the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland and municipalities attached to the French Department of Haute-Savoie. In particular, national representatives of the Senegal-Mauritanian aquifer basin and the Guarani aquifer system contributed to a reflection on the applicability of this model to large aquifer systems.

Discover the summary of this historic day as well as a film presenting the governance model of the Geneva Aquifer on this website!