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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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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