A new study delineates the bottom of groundwater systems as part of management frameworks in California

  Managing groundwater sustainably relies on clear definitions of where the resource exists and is being used. However, as the demand for fresh groundwater increases, wells are drilled deeper to access more, and sometimes also lower quality, groundwater. While most groundwater basins are clearly mapped horizontally, the vertical extent of…

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Utilizing Floodwaters for Recharging Depleted Aquifers and Sustaining Irrigation: Lessons from Multi-scale Assessments in the Ganges River Basin, India.

GRIPP Case Profile Series – Issue 4 Abstract Extreme weather events disproportionately affect large populations in the world’s emerging economies. Such regions may be characterized by recurrent cycles of intense rainfall that cause distressing floods and longer periods of low rainfall that cause seasonal droughts. India is a clear case…

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New publication: A global overview of national groundwater monitoring programs

The International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC), a partner in the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), has published a comprehensive assessment of national groundwater monitoring programs globally. The report – National Groundwater Monitoring Programmes: A Global Overview of Quantitative Groundwater Monitoring Networks – provides an overview of…

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Second international conference on transboundary aquifers

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), one of the partners of the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), is organizing the second Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM 2021) Conference in Paris, France, on December 6–8, 2021. The theme for the conference is ‘Transboundary Aquifers –…

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Animated groundwater model of Jordan

The groundwater model of Jordan shows the different aquifers of the country virtually (source: BGR). Jordan is one of the most arid countries in the world, with far less than 100 m3 of water available per capita per year, which is about one-fifth of the measure of absolute water scarcity.…

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GRIPP groundwater infographic in Burmese

The Infographic in Burmese.   The popular infographic on groundwater indicating the timeline of historical development of the resource since human ancestry has now been published in Burmese. The demand for a translation of the English version was expressed by the Myanmar Water Portal through The Water Agency. Groundwater is…

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