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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IWRA conference on groundwater resilience under climate change held virtually in 2020

The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) held an Online Conference under the theme Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change on October 28–30, 2020. The conference attracted more than 1,400 participants from 131 countries. This successful, innovative event was organized with support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization…

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3rd SADC Groundwater Conference: A virtual success

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and the rest of the African continent experience water and food insecurity. In recognition of this fact, the SADC – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) in collaboration with other regional and international partners hosted the 3rd Annual SADC Groundwater Conference under the theme ‘Enhancing…

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Animated groundwater model of Jordan

The groundwater model of Jordan shows the different aquifers of the country virtually (source: BGR). Jordan is one of the most arid countries in the world, with far less than 100 m3 of water available per capita per year, which is about one-fifth of the measure of absolute water scarcity.…

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