These challenges will be addressed in 16 pilot areas, to develop and test solutions for managing uppermost 20-30 m of the subsurface. This will lead to a strong improvement of climate resilience in and across pilot areas, The partnership is strongly commited to bridging science, practice and countries.

The five shared challenges are:

  1. Groundwater flooding in towns and agricultural areas.

  2. Saltwater intrusions into freshwater reserves.

  3. The need for a groundwater buffer to store excess rain water for later use.

  4. Better management of soil conditions, to strengthen the resilience to extreme rain events and improve water quality.

  5. An unused capacity to break down nutrients and hazardous pollutants in the uppermost layers.

In the menu to the left, you can read more about the shared challenges.