Call for Abstracts: SADC-GMI Groundwater Conference in Johannesburg

26-28 September 2018, Johannesburg View the Call for Abstracts flyer for the SADC-GMI 1st Annual Groundwater Conference  The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI), together with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Department of Water and Sanitation, South Africa, announces its 1st Annual Groundwater Conference, to be held…

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Field training in groundwater exploration methods in Laos

By Okke Batelaan, Flinders University/NCGRT Flinders University with its National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) (GRIPP partner), together with the National University of Laos, the Lao Department of Water Resources and the International Water Management Institute, recently carried out an 8-day field training (16 to 23 March 2018)…

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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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