About 36 representatives and scientists from across the globe including the US, the UK, France, Japan, Italy, Australia and 328 from across the country including Central Groundwater Corporation, NGRI-Hyderabad, Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Indian School of Mines, Groundwater Suveys and Development AGency (GSDA) and NEERI scientists attended the conference, reported The Times of India.
Based on the objectives of this conference, experts presented their research papers on different subjects and made suggestion to problems. Groundwater resources in hard rock regions with limited renewable potential have to be managed judiciously to ensure adequate supplies of dependable quantity and quality. Groundwater is a natural resource with economic, strategic and environmental value, which is under stress both due to changing climatic and anthropogenic factors.
Therefore, management strategies need to be aimed at sustenance of this limited resource. Groundwater pollution due to anthropogenic factors is very slow process with long-term impacts on carbon cycle and global climatic change on one hand and quality on the other.