Pan-UPGro workshop (2017) led to the completion of an unprecedented analysis of multi-decadal, groundwater-level records from 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa [C3]

The analysis was informed by the first-ever collation of long-term groundwater-level records across an aridity from hyper-arid to humid in Sub-Saharan Africa and an UPGro-wide, capacity-strengthening and knowledge co-production workshop held in 2017 in Tanzania involving Early Career researchers and their mentors and supervisors from all 5 UPGro consortium projects. The results of this study mark a major advance in  understanding of climate-groundwater relationships and recharge processes, highlighting the resilience of groundwater resources to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Cuthbert et al. (2019) Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa Nature 

Cuthbert & Taylor (2019) Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought, The Conversation GroFutures (2017) Piecing together Africa’s groundwater history, UPGro blog


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