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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GRIPP emphasizes groundwater topics at the 8th Water Research Horizon Conference in Hamburg, Germany

Partners in the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) contributed to the 8th Water Research Horizon Conference (WRHC-8) which was held in Hamburg, Germany, on September 19-20, 2017. They also organized an Open Space Workshop (OSW) on challenges for international groundwater research for development. The WRHC is organized…

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Invisible treasures – Groundwater for Africa

This piece is from an original coverage  in October 2017, in German, in the magazine Africa Wirtschaft (Africa Economy).  Reliable access to water is still a problem in Africa. The Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), a group of 30 international partners, is committed to providing greater security of supply and sustainable management. The focus: groundwater.  Africa’s economy is growing. Technical developments,…

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The MARVI Declaration

Groundwater: A Common Resource – A Shared Responsibility The MARVI – ‘Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention’ project, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and led by Western Sidney University, Australia, is working in Gujarat and Rajasthan, India since 2012 to strengthen…

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