African Ministers’ Council on Water webinar on the role of groundwater in advancing Africa’s socioeconomic development

Due to rapid population growth and the impacts of climate change in many African countries, there is increasing focus on the development of groundwater as a reliable and drought-resilient source of water for multiple uses, including urban water supply and sanitation as well as irrigated agriculture. The role of groundwater…

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Developing a national profile and a pilot sustainable management plan for groundwater for the Sekong River Basin in Lao PDR

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is undergoing rapid development that is heavily reliant on its natural resources, increasingly also groundwater. At present, groundwater is mainly accessed for domestic use and market gardening in lowland areas. However, there is significant scope for expanding groundwater use in high-value economic sectors,…

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The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance leaves GRIPP

Checking a rainwater harvesting system in Senegal, by IRHA and the Association for the Promotion of Agroforestry and Forestry (APAF) (photo: IRHA/APAF). The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) is a Swiss-based nongovernmental organization established in 2002. The mandate of IRHA is to promote rainwater harvesting as an effective and sustainable…

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IWRA conference on groundwater resilience under climate change held virtually in 2020

The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) held an Online Conference under the theme Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change on October 28–30, 2020. The conference attracted more than 1,400 participants from 131 countries. This successful, innovative event was organized with support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization…

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