Hydrogeologist Gabriel de los Cobos, Service of Geology, Soil and Waste of the State of Geneva spoke to OOSKAnews on the occasion of the forty year anniversary of transboundary governance of the Geneva Aquifer, "Nappe du Genevois".
Lake Geneva and the Genevois Aquifer provide drinking water for nearly 700,000 inhabitants of the Franco-Genevese region.
- The history of cooperation on the Genevois Aquifer and how the political will for cooperation emerged
- The background to other options that, historically, were considered to address dropping aquifer levels
- How an aquifer recharge program was considered to be the optimal solution
- How the aquifer recharge technology works, and the biggest echnology challenges
- The governance challenges, and how these have been addressed cooperatively
- The cooperative approach to the Genevois Aquifer an example / model that can be applied to other transboundary aquifers?
For further information on transboundary management of groundwater resources, OOSKAnews readers are referred to the December 2018 edition of the Journal of Hydrology - a Special Issue on International Shared Aquifer Resources Assessment and Management.