TEDx talk on groundwater in Africa by Alan MacDonald from BGS

In March 2018, Prof Alan MacDonald was invited to talk about groundwater at a TEDx event in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Global TEDx Program helps communities, organisations and individuals to spark conversation across the topics of Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED). The TEDxHeriotWattUniversity 2018’s  theme was Breaking Barriers – focusing on ideas…

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SADC – GMI Hosts First Annual Groundwater Conference with GRIPP Support

26-28 September 2018, Johannesburg The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) announces its 1st Annual Groundwater Conference, to be held in Johannesburg, 26-28 Sep 2018 under the theme Adapting to Climate Change in the SADC Region through Water Security – A Focus on Groundwater. View the Conference Pre-announcement flyer…

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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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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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