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Marine and Freshwater

Definition(s)

Water that occupies pores and crevices in rock and soil, below the surface and above a layer of impermeable material. It is free to move gravitationally, either downwards towards the impermeable layer or by following a gradient. (Source: GEMET/ALL)

In other languages

French
eaux souterraines
Russian
подземные воды
Spanish
agua subterránea
Chinese, Simplified
地下水
Arabic
مياه جوفية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with groundwater

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with groundwater. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Rotterdam Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas