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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3rd SADC Groundwater Conference: A virtual success

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and the rest of the African continent experience water and food insecurity. In recognition of this fact, the SADC – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) in collaboration with other regional and international partners hosted the 3rd Annual SADC Groundwater Conference under the theme ‘Enhancing…

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REMINDER: Deadline for submitting abstracts for the ISARM 2021 Conference is approaching – January 31, 2021

As we informed you previously, the 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 deadline for…

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The Groundwater Project joins GRIPP

Throughout the engagement of the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) with partners and activities around the world, we encounter limitations of capacity when it comes to managing groundwater. Acknowledging the ‘silent revolution’ possible through groundwater development by a multitude of often non-coordinated users and beneficiaries on the…

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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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