The Sustainable Development Goals in focus at the second SADC-GMI Groundwater Conference

The 2nd Groundwater Conference hosted by the Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) was held on September 4-6, 2019, at the Southern Sun Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme for this year’s conference was aptly titled Groundwater’s Contribution to Achievement of Sustainable Development…

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Putting groundwater on the agenda in SADC

SADC-GMI and IWMI sign Memorandum of Understanding The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Southern African  Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI), two organizations at the forefront of groundwater management in southern Africa, recently increased their impact through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This strategic…

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Groundwater timeline shows the importance of good management to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

GRIPP and partner representatives at the launch of the Groundwater and SDG infographic during the 2nd SADC Groundwater Conference. From the left: Arnaud Sterckx, IGRAC; Karen Villholth, IWMI, Kirsty Upton, BGS, Brighton Munyai, SADC-GMI; Julian Conrad, Geohydrological and Spatial Solutions International (GEOSS) and IAH.

An infographic entitled ‘GROUNDWATER – Critical for Sustainable Development’ illustrating a timeline of groundwater use throughout history and projected outcomes of continued groundwater abstraction was launched today at the 2nd Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The graphic, which was put together…

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GDE Pulse: A new online app to monitor changes in groundwater-dependent ecosystem health using satellite, rainfall and groundwater data

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a partner in the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) and one of the largest non-profit conservation organizations in the world operating in 72 countries, has developed a new web-based app that provides groundwater managers in California, USA, with easy access to satellite data…

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Stocktaking and strategizing on transboundary aquifer work

Most recent (2015) global map of transboundary aquifers (Credit: IGRAC and UNESCO-IHP)

Invitation for pre-conference workshop at 46th IAH International Congress, Malaga, Spain International work on transboundary aquifers is reaching a noteworthy nominal 20-year anniversary. Around the turn of this century, the Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM) programme set out to elucidate the prevalence and facts of transboundary aquifers globally. These…

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