Groundwater Desk Officer Position open with AMCOW

As communicated in the Final Communique of the 7thAfrica Water Week in Libreville, Gabon, on the 2nd Day of November 2018, the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW) resolved to set up an African groundwater knowledge sharing and policy coordination desk at its Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria for the promotion of increased…

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Call for expression of interest in contributing cases to an upcoming UNESCO report on Managed Aquifer Recharge

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has entered into collaboration with other partners of the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), including the Center for Advanced Water Research (CAWR), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC) and the International Water Management…

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Water Future Conference, Bengaluru, India, 24- 27 Sep 2019

Towards a Sustainable Water Future GRIPP, together with GRIPP partners IWMI, IAH, UNECO-IHP and the Working Group on Groundwater under the Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future) of Future Earth as well as Indian collaborating partners, is organizing sessions and supporting activities related to groundwater at the Water Future Conference in Bengaluru, India, 24-27…

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GRIPP: 2018 in Review

GRIPP partners accomplished a lot this year, and we wanted to take a minute to highlight a few of these successes. We hope you’ll enjoy GRIPP’s 2018 in Review. We thank you for your support and contributions this past year and look forward to working with you in 2019!

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Special issue on transboundary aquifers puts the worlds’ shared aquifers in focus

The Journal of Hydrology’s special issue on the International Shared Aquifer Resources Assessment and Management summarizes key findings from 15 years of transboundary aquifer (TBA) management across Africa, America, Asia and Europe. It highlights that management of transboundary aquifers in fragmented ways may affect sustainable development within and beyond a country’s borders, and that this requires an integrated…

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New Report: Groundwater and SDGs

A new report by the United Nations University (UNU- INWEH) analyzes the interlinkages between groundwater and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. The SDGs of the 2030 Development Agenda do not, as a rule, account explicitly for groundwater, but it is clear that groundwater already plays and will continue to play a significant…

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Conjunctive management of shared surface and groundwater systems in the SADC Region, Africa

By Patience Mukuyu, IWMI Conjunctive water management in shared water resources of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is steadily gaining ground, as the understanding of the benefits of coordinated use and management of surface and groundwater increases. Changing climatic conditions and concerns around water scarcity in the region…

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GRIPP participates in “Groundwater Thursday” at 7th Africa Water Week, Libreville, Gabon

The 7thAfrica Water Week (AWW-7), which took place during 29th October to 2nd November, 2018 in Libreville, Gabon, could be labelled “Groundwater Thursday”, as many sessions were dedicated to emphasizing the significance of groundwater in achieving AWW-7’s theme on “Water Security and Safely Managed Sanitation for Africa”. Speaking on the…

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