EGU21-11944
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-11944
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Introducing digital information products of the four GeoERA groundwater projects for assessment and sustainable use of water resources and the subsurface in a changing climate

Klaus Hinsby1, Laurence Gourcy2, Hans Peter Broers3, Anker Lajer Højberg4, Marco Bianchi5, and Peter van der Keur1
Klaus Hinsby et al.
  • 1Geologial Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Copenhagen, Denmark (khi@geus.dk)
  • 2French Geological Survey (BRGM), Orleans, France (l.gourcy@brgm.fr)
  • 3Dutch Geological Survey (TNO), Utrecht, The Netherlands (hans-peter.broers@tno.nl)
  • 4Ramboll, Copenhagen, Denmark (alh@ramboll.dk)
  • 5British Geological Survey (BGS), Keyworth, United Kingdom (marcob@bgs.ac.uk)

Sustainable evolution of groundwater quantity and quality is essential for sustainable development and protection of society and nature, globally, as acknowledged in the UN sustainable development goals and the European Green Deal. Too much? – too little? – and/or too polluted? are important questions to pose and answer in a changing climate with increasing pressures on water resources, severe loss of biodiversity, and a projected increase in extreme events resulting in an increasing risk of floods, droughts, landslides and land subsidence.   

Easy access to digital and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and reusable) data on groundwater quantity and quality is imperative for informed decision making and efficient climate change mitigation and adaptation to which sustainable groundwater management will contribute. Here we briefly present selected highlights and digital data products from the four GeoERA groundwater projects developed for and made available on the digital subsurface information platform of the European geological survey organizations. The ambition is to develop the digital information platform, EGDI (the European Geological Data Infrastructure) as the leading information platform for sustainable and integrated management of subsurface resources in Europe and one of the leading platforms, globally.

How to cite: Hinsby, K., Gourcy, L., Broers, H. P., Højberg, A. L., Bianchi, M., and van der Keur, P.: Introducing digital information products of the four GeoERA groundwater projects for assessment and sustainable use of water resources and the subsurface in a changing climate, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-11944, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-11944, 2021.

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