New book: Managing aquifer recharge: A showcase for resilience and sustainability

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP), in partnership with the Commission on Managing Aquifer Recharge under the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), has published a new book titled Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase…

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World Bank releases outcome reports on managing groundwater for drought resilience in South Asia

A farmer in India testing a groundwater dip meter (photo: Ruth Meinzen-Dick).

Drought management and groundwater management are almost synonymous in the South Asia region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), where groundwater is intensely used for drought-proofing water supply and irrigated food production. Already subject to high levels of seasonal and inter-annual variability, South Asia is particularly…

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