Offshore aquifers: Freshwater’s final frontier

Offshore freshwater aquifers (OFAs) were first discovered in the mid-1970s off the northeast coast of the USA, but their existence remained relatively unknown until the early twenty-first century. An article in the journal Nature in 2013 – Offshore fresh groundwater reserves as a global phenomenon – kick-started widespread attention in…

Continue reading

African Ministers’ Council on Water embraces groundwater as a key resource for health and socioeconomic development in Africa through a UK-funded Networking Project

“Groundwater is critical to combat coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Africa. Most people, especially in rural areas, depend on it for everything, including the crucial handwashing and cleaning required,” says Paul Orengoh, Program Director, African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the apex body on water in Africa under the African Union.…

Continue reading

Joint strategic action plan for the Ramotswa transboundary aquifer area

Cooperative development and management of shared waters is widely recognized for its role in enhancing regional cooperation, water security and resilience. Protocols under the United Nations and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) call for cooperation on transboundary waters. Also, target 6.5 under Goal 6 of the United Nations Sustainable…

Continue reading

  • GRIPP Partners