AMCOW launches its Pan-African Groundwater Program

Dr. Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary, AMCOW, expressed his appreciation and satisfaction with the present momentum, and support towards consolidating and further rolling out the Pan-African Groundwater Program (APAGroP) (photo: AMCOW).

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) launched its Pan-African Groundwater Program (APAGroP) during a two-day Experts’ and Stakeholders’ Workshop held on October 1-2, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. APAGroP is conceived as a strategic partnership platform for brokering groundwater information, and for supporting the strengthening of member states and regional…

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The Africa Groundwater Atlas launches digital hydrogeology maps for 38 countries in Africa at the 46th IAH Congress in Malaga, Spain

Country-scale hydrogeology maps currently available to download from the Africa Groundwater Atlas, showing a combination of aquifer types and aquifer productivity (source: Africa Groundwater Atlas/British Geological Survey).

The online, open access Africa Groundwater Atlas was launched in 2016. Bringing together information from multiple sources, it provides an overview of hydrogeology, groundwater resources, and its management for each country in Africa. Furthermore, it includes supporting general information relevant to the African context, for example, on climate, groundwater quality,…

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The Sustainable Development Goals in focus at the second SADC-GMI Groundwater Conference

The 2nd Groundwater Conference hosted by the Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) was held on September 4-6, 2019, at the Southern Sun Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme for this year’s conference was aptly titled Groundwater’s Contribution to Achievement of Sustainable Development…

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Putting groundwater on the agenda in SADC

SADC-GMI and IWMI sign Memorandum of Understanding The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Southern African  Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI), two organizations at the forefront of groundwater management in southern Africa, recently increased their impact through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This strategic…

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Groundwater timeline shows the importance of good management to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

GRIPP and partner representatives at the launch of the Groundwater and SDG infographic during the 2nd SADC Groundwater Conference. From the left: Arnaud Sterckx, IGRAC; Karen Villholth, IWMI, Kirsty Upton, BGS, Brighton Munyai, SADC-GMI; Julian Conrad, Geohydrological and Spatial Solutions International (GEOSS) and IAH.

An infographic entitled ‘GROUNDWATER – Critical for Sustainable Development’ illustrating a timeline of groundwater use throughout history and projected outcomes of continued groundwater abstraction was launched today at the 2nd Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The graphic, which was put together…

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GDE Pulse: A new online app to monitor changes in groundwater-dependent ecosystem health using satellite, rainfall and groundwater data

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a partner in the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) and one of the largest non-profit conservation organizations in the world operating in 72 countries, has developed a new web-based app that provides groundwater managers in California, USA, with easy access to satellite data…

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Stocktaking and strategizing on transboundary aquifer work

Most recent (2015) global map of transboundary aquifers (Credit: IGRAC and UNESCO-IHP)

Invitation for pre-conference workshop at 46th IAH International Congress, Malaga, Spain International work on transboundary aquifers is reaching a noteworthy nominal 20-year anniversary. Around the turn of this century, the Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM) programme set out to elucidate the prevalence and facts of transboundary aquifers globally. These…

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