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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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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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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Groundwater overview – Making the invisible visible, new UN Report

Globally, invisible groundwater resources are under increasing pressure due to human activities and climate change. Our response to this pressure is often not adequate, also due to limited awareness of the importance of groundwater resources. This Groundwater Overview is prepared by IGRAC (International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre) in cooperation with…

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2nd GRIPP webinar ‘GRIPP – A global partnership for sustainable groundwater management’ presented by Andrew Ross

On 17 Oct 2018, Andrew Ross, Australian National University, presented an international webinar about GRIPP as part of the ICE WaRM/NCGRT GRIPP Groundwater Series. Dr Ross outlined the key role of groundwater in global sustainable development, and explained GRIPP’s objective, added advantage, strategies, activities and outputs. GRIPP’s unique contribution is contingent…

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