New GRIPP project: Conjunctive transboundary water resources management in the Shire River Basin (Shire ConWat)

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, Scotland (both partners of the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice [GRIPP]), the Department of Water Resources, Malawi, and the National Directorate of Water Resources Management, Mozambique, have embarked on the Conjunctive transboundary water resources management…

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Groundwater Governance Seminar and book promotion in Spain

The Observatorio del Agua of the Botin Foundation organised a seminar entitled Seminario sobre los Desafíos de la Gestión y Gobernanza de las Aguas Subterráneas y Presentación del Libro “Advances in Groundwater Governance” (Seminar on the Challenges of Groundwater Management and Governance, and Presentation of the book “Advances in Groundwater…

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GRIPP gives commentary to the UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report and calls for increased attention and monitoring tools for groundwater

UN-Water is presently seeking feedback on their SDG 6 Synthesis Report, which will help inform the assessment by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) of the progress of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on Clean Water and Sanitation. The assessment of SDG 6 is part…

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Great potential for groundwater irrigation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policy Brief by IWRA

A new policy brief titled  Sustainable Groundwater Development for Improved Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa was published by the International Water Resources Association (IWRA). Based on work carried out by IWMI and partners through the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and WLE, the brief describes the potential and constraints of groundwater irrigation Sub-Saharan…

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Call for Abstracts: SADC-GMI Groundwater Conference in Johannesburg

26-28 September 2018, Johannesburg View the Call for Abstracts flyer for the SADC-GMI 1st Annual Groundwater Conference  The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI), together with GRIPP, Global Water Partnership (GWP), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Department of Water and Sanitation, South Africa, UNESCO-IHP, International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre…

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Field training in groundwater exploration methods in Laos

By Okke Batelaan, Flinders University/NCGRT Flinders University with its National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) (GRIPP partner), together with the National University of Laos, the Lao Department of Water Resources and the International Water Management Institute, recently carried out an 8-day field training (16 to 23 March 2018)…

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Sustaining groundwater use for coffee production in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Central Highlands have become one of the global hotspots for Robusta coffee production. Irrigation, often sourced from groundwater, is crucial to achieving the high yields that make coffee cultivation profitable in the region. The downside is that groundwater depletion has become a serious threat to coffee production and farmers’…

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