Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro), has been a seven-year international research programme (2013-2020), funded by the UK Department for International Development, Natural Environment Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. Nearly 200 of the world’s best researchers from more than 50 organisations across Africa and Europe have been focused on improving the evidence base around groundwater availability and management in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal has been to ensure that the hidden wealth of Africa’s aquifers benefit all citizens and the poorest in particular. UPGro projects are interdisciplinary, linking the social and natural sciences to address this challenge.
UPGro has produced a short film, highlighting highlighting the opportunities and challenges emerging from this work. Check out the film here, along with a series of short vignettes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSNEaaaYxPrSXvZrE0Vq17Qbmjp-VqSZ5