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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First SADC-GMI Groundwater conference held in Johannesburg

“Adapting to climate change in the SADC region through water security – A focus on groundwater” Groundwater experts agree that: Groundwater is key to navigating climate change in the SADC region. The Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) held a first-of-its-kind, three-day conference at the Birchwood Hotel…

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GRIPP webinar series ‘Groundwater for sustainable development’ kick-started by Karen G. Villholth

“Groundwater for sustainable development: Where are we?” The Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) has entered into a collaboration with the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM), a centre of excellence in capacity development in water, and the National Centre for Groundwater Research and…

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Harnessing groundwater-based natural infrastructure for improved resilience and water security

Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) – Special session at World Water Week 2018 The need to ensure water security and resilience for vulnerable communities (United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – SDG 6) – what Amina Mohammed (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations) described as a “docking station” for…

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Groundwater Governance Seminar and book promotion in Spain

The Observatorio del Agua of the Botin Foundation organised a seminar entitled Seminario sobre los Desafíos de la Gestión y Gobernanza de las Aguas Subterráneas y Presentación del Libro “Advances in Groundwater Governance” (Seminar on the Challenges of Groundwater Management and Governance, and Presentation of the book “Advances in Groundwater…

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GRIPP gives commentary to the UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report and calls for increased attention and monitoring tools for groundwater

UN-Water is presently seeking feedback on their SDG 6 Synthesis Report, which will help inform the assessment by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) of the progress of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on Clean Water and Sanitation. The assessment of SDG 6 is part…

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Controlling groundwater through smart card machines: the case of water quotas and pricing mechanisms in Gansu Province, China

GRIPP Case Profile Series – Issue 2 Abstract The second issue of the GRIPP Case Profile Series documents the use of water quotas and pricing mechanisms in Northwest China to control and manage groundwater. Since the 1970s, this region has experienced intensive groundwater abstraction by smallholder farmers. In 2002, however,…

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