UPGro: Libérer le potentiel des eaux souterraines en faveur des populations pauvres

Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro), is a seven-year international research programme (2013-2020) which is jointly funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).  Over 130 of the world’s best researchers from 43 organisations across Africa and Europe are focused on improving the evidence base around groundwater availability and management in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal is 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 is governed through a Project Executive Board (PEB), which comprises:

Professor Declan Conway (LSE) Chair of the UPGro Project Executive Board

UPGro Ambassadors:

  • Dr Callist Tindimugaya, Ministry of Water Environment (Uganda) / IAH / Africa Groundwater Network
  • Prof. Moustapha Diene, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar / Africa Groundwater Network

2 thoughts on “About UPGro

  1. In World Vision Kenya we have drilled more than 100 boreholes in rural communities and installed them with solar powered submersible pumps. Its a technology worthy replicating in remote villages with no access to power grid

    1. Hi Charles, it’s definitely an up and coming technology. We will have a session on it at the RWSN Forum, with interesting experiences from several countries. I hope you can join us.

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