The next great water crisis may be under our feet

 In honor of World Water Day 2018, this op-ed was first published on Zilient.org, a news and information hub for resilience practitioners, and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.  By Karen G. Villholth Every day we awaken to new headlines depicting a world in crisis: storms, floods, droughts, refugees, diplomatic conflict, war. As we move…

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Short Course in Professional Borehole Drilling 23-27 April in Bloemfontein, South Africa

SADC-GMI, Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-NET), Institute for Groundwater Studies (IGS) and WaterNet “the Consortium of Organisers”, will be offering a short course entitled “Professional Borehole Drilling” at the IGS, University of Free State, South Africa from 23 – 27 April, 2018. Specifically, the course will address capacity to to professionally supervise…

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New Report: Improving the management of groundwater-dependent ecosystems

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), one of GRIPP’s partners, has recently published a guidance document for identifying and considering groundwater dependent ecosystems (GDEs) when preparing groundwater sustainability plans under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The guidance provides a systematic 5-step approach to identify GDEs, determine whether potential effects on GDEs…

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Floods are turned into livelihoods – The MetaMeta-led network on flood-based livelihood systems

Spate irrigation is one type of flood-based livelihood systems where short duration predictable floods are diverted, distributed and managed from seasonal or ephemeral rivers (sometimes called wadis). The region of present-day Yemen is generally considered the first in the world to practice flood-based farming, dating back thousands of years. The…

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