GEF INTERNATIONAL WATER SCIENCE CONFERENCE Bangkok, 24-26 September AQUIFER SESSION Julio T. S. Kettelhut. GEF INTERNATIONAL WATER SCIENCE CONFERENCE. Imbalance between scientific research results and associated implementation Socio-economic conditions of the countries.
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Imbalance between scientific research results and associated implementation
Socio-economic conditions of the countries
Groundwater data and information acquisition and respective management actions are, in general, expensive and time-consumer (investigation wells, hydrogeological maps, water quality analysis, etc);
These conditions are aggravated in the case of transboundary aquifers. Becoming worse if they are development countries;
Percentage of financial and human resources allocated by governments are small and uneven among them;
GEF portofolio projects are oriented to give support to development countries;
Financial resources from GEF are generally effective in integrate countries in order to obtain and systematized data and information;
Looking for technologies adapted to the regional conditions searching for cheaper and easy to handle equipment and methodologies, could minimize the imbalance between science output and groundwater management actions;
Include in the GEF projects guidelines to seek development of more economical and locally oriented technologies.