International webinar series: Groundwater governance revisited – focus on India

An ongoing international webinar series titled ‘Reimagining Groundwater Governance with a special emphasis on India’ is taking place every Tuesday from July 20, 2021, to August 10, 2021. The webinar series is organized by the Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), a not-for-profit knowledge and partnership organization…

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Call for Abstracts: 4th SADC Groundwater Conference

The 4th SADC Groundwater Conference will be held on November 10–12, 2021. This virtual conference is organized by the Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) and supported by several partners of the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP). Details of the first, second and third…

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New policy brief: Lessons learned from transboundary aquifer cooperation and management in Southern Africa

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) has been implementing the project titled ‘Governance of Groundwater Resources in Transboundary Aquifers’ (GGRETA). There were STAS and RAMOTSWA Lessons Learnedthree phases of the project – Phase 1 (2013–2015), Phase 2 (2016–2019), and the current Phase 3…

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Groundwater could accelerate a food systems transformation in Africa – Findings from an AMCOW event at the UN Food Systems Summit

The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), as a key global event in 2021, is pivotal to understanding and supporting food systems transformation at local to global scales, and recognizing the dire importance of food security to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is particularly important for…

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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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