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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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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Climate change adaptation and groundwater

Latest edition of the Strategic Overview Series of the International Association of Hydrogeologists Accelerated global warming, resulting primarily from human overdependence on fossil fuels, is a major environmental concern of our times. Even if it can be rapidly curtailed, climate change is widely predicted to have major impacts on water…

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Aquifer contracts: A means to solving groundwater over-exploitation in Morocco?

GRIPP Case Profile Series – Issue 1 Abstract The Moroccan government has used aquifer contracts as a management tool to control groundwater depletion. The first aquifer contract was signed in 2006 for the Souss region as a technical and financial non-binding contract between stakeholders and the government. The contract contemplated…

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