ISARM2021 ended with strong calls for partnerships and cooperation on transboundary aquifers

The Second International UNESCO Conference on Transboundary Aquifers, ISARM2021, was held on December 6–9, 2021. ISARM refers to the International Shared Aquifer Resources Management initiative. The theme for this online conference was Transboundary aquifers: Challenges and the way forward. The conference was a great success with close to 1,500 registered…

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New project brief: Water and nutrient management solutions for smallholder farmers: Lessons from Ramotswa

Dryland regions, such as the Ramotswa Transboundary Aquifer Area (shared by Botswana and South Africa), experience water scarcity and variability in water availability which is exacerbated by climate change. Therefore, conventional methods of irrigation scheduling – based on intuition or experience – may no longer be adequate. It is critical…

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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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