Next week: AMCOW’s Pan-Africa Groundwater Program – A Roadmap to Resilience

Tuesday 25 August | 16:00-16:45 https://youtu.be/7gFID4h7ytw Groundwater is key to safe water supply and climate resilience. This event showcases the African Ministers’ Council on Water’s (AMCOW) recent commitment to focus, through its Pan Africa Groundwater Program (APAGRoP), on groundwater to secure water…

New UPGro Film: Unlocking Africa’s Groundwater Potential

https://youtu.be/hLJxw6hkjYM 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…

Groundwater information for Africa: The Chronicles Consortium – finding and making long term groundwater records available [K5]

The Chronicles Consortium – part-funded by UPGro – has collated long-term groundwater records from across Africa. This is allowing an assessment of the impacts of groundwater use, climate variability, and climate and land use change on groundwater storage. This data…

AMCOW Pan African Groundwater Program (APAGroP): A new pan-African initiative promises to open peer-to-peer learning between national governments and increase groundwater data sharing and research collaboration [K4]

UPGro and its partners have played a key role in raising the profile of groundwater among high-level policy-makers in Africa. The UPGro Programme, along with other African and International groundwater partners, supported the AMCOW Pan-African Groundwater Programme (APAGroP) under its…

Groundwater information for Africa: the Africa Groundwater Atlas – the main online information portal for groundwater for all African countries [K3]

Groundwater has a critical role to play in securing safe water supplies, economic growth and food security in Africa. Groundwater is widespread on the continent, generally of high natural quality, and more resilient to climate variability than surface water. It…

UPGro website archive – legacy supported by Skat Foundation through RWSN [K2]

During the programme, the UPGro website has been the central information portal for the programme.  The final activity of the programme will be to re-organise the website to make the key outputs and synthesis available, illustrated by a short film.…

Global focus on groundwater: Groundwater is increased visibility on the global water agenda and will be the focus of the 2022 UN-Water World Water Development Report [K1]

“Globally, invisible groundwater resources are under increasing pressure due to human activities and climate change. Our response to this pressure is often not adequate, also due to limited awareness of the importance of groundwater resources.” – UN-Water Dr Neno Kukric,…

Citizen engagement: Arena groups using Transition Management to increase safe use of urban shallow groundwater and to have a voice with authorities [C12]

https://youtu.be/EVgsqC1zHL4 Transition Management and Learning Alliances are proving to be valuable mechanisms for mobilising residents of slums areas, building trust between them and with authorities and NGOs. Residents in the three slum areas investigated are heavily reliant on self-supply from…

UPGro has supported 75 Early Career Researchers, of whom 42 were African and 26 were women [C13]

Early Career Researchers (<5 years experience post PhD or <10 years experience without PhD from Jan 2015) represented nearly half of the programme staff and were actively supported to present their work at conference, webinars and special workshops and training…