New Report: Groundwater and SDGs

A new report by the United Nations University (UNU- INWEH) analyzes the interlinkages between groundwater and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. The SDGs of the 2030 Development Agenda do not, as a rule, account explicitly for groundwater, but it is clear that groundwater already plays and will continue to…

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Conjunctive management of shared surface and groundwater systems in the SADC Region, Africa

By Patience Mukuyu, IWMI Conjunctive water management in shared water resources of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is steadily gaining ground, as the understanding of the benefits of coordinated use and management of surface and groundwater increases. Changing climatic conditions and concerns around water scarcity in the region…

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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 National Borehole Master Drillers Conference, Nigeria, November 26th

The 2nd National Borehole Master Drillers Conference is taking place in Abuja, Nigeria on November 26th. Organized by AWDROP, a GRIPP Partner, it will discuss the social, economic, and environmental effects of the drilling, with an optional training workshop on supervising borehole projects. To register and find out more: https://awdrop.org/nbmdconference/.

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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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