Stockholm International Water Institute joins GRIPP

Groundwater is increasingly gaining the attention of stakeholders and decision-makers at all levels. This is because of the major social and economic benefits accrued from groundwater and its exploitation in urban and rural areas, or because we are approaching tipping points of resource depletion and degradation due to the under-appreciation, undervaluing and under-management of the resource.

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Base Rock of Resilience – Groundwater webinar series at virtual World Water Week 2020

The Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), coordinated by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), hosted a webinar series together with the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), the University of Victoria (UVic) and several co-convening partners at this…

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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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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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Groundwater Desk Officer Position open with AMCOW

As communicated in the Final Communique of the 7thAfrica Water Week in Libreville, Gabon, on the 2nd Day of November 2018, the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW) resolved to set up an African groundwater knowledge sharing and policy coordination desk at its Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria for the promotion of increased…

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