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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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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