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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UPGro program closes with a significant video and cross-disciplinary knowledge dissemination

Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro) was a seven-year international research program (2013–2020) funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Nearly 200 of the world’s best researchers from more than 50…

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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.…

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African Ministers’ Council on Water reaches out to co-develop and consolidate its Pan-African groundwater program

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) convened several meetings focused on its Pan-African Groundwater Program (APAGroP) during and prior to the 20th African Water Association (AfWA) International Congress and Exhibition (ICE) on February 24-27, 2020, in Kampala, Uganda. The aim of the meetings was to highlight the critical role…

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Dr. Kerstin Danert (Skat Foundation) awarded the 2017 IAH Distinguished Associate Award

Dr. Kerstin Danert of the Skat Foundation, a GRIPP partner, was recently given the 2017 International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Distinguished Associate Award. The award was granted for her outstanding contribution to the understanding, development, management and protection of groundwater resources internationally. Profiled this month in the International Association of Hydrogeologists,…

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