Book Call – Groundwater, resilient livelihoods and equitable growth

By Viviana Re, IAH-BGID

The Burdon Groundwater Network for International Development of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-BGID) is launching a call for contributions to a new book “Groundwater, Resilient Livelihoods and Equitable Growth,” to be published in the IAH Book Series.

With this book, we aim to provide a comprehensive evidence base for how groundwater has contributed to reducing poverty, increasing resilience to climate and environmental change, and helping to develop equitable growth. Groundwater plays a fundamental, although often underestimated, role in poverty alleviation, but case studies and documentation are lacking in the academic literature, particularly those that demonstrate the impact that groundwater development has had on households, communities and larger regions.  This missing voice has hampered the ability to demonstrate the positive role that groundwater development can have and the importance of developing groundwater sustainably.

The book will present a collection of key studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America on how the development of groundwater is transforming communities, both in reducing poverty and also promoting economic growth. This collection will form a unique dataset, which can be drawn on both by academics and policy makers interested in sustaining the welfare and livelihood benefits of groundwater.

We therefore invite interested authors to submit proposals for chapters to be published in the IAH Book Series.

Proposals must be sent via email (, using the application form available here.

Deadline for application: May 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by June 30, 2019

For more information on the book, please visit this page.

The Burdon Groundwater Network for International Development (IAH-BGID) is an official network of the International Association of Hydrogeologists created to support the sustainable development and management of groundwater for poverty reduction. To know more about activities of the network and to find out how to join, you can visit the Network website or contact us at

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Beneshangul Gumuz region, Ethiopia (Photo credit: Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey

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