Threats to groundwater supplies from contamination in Sierra Leone, with special reference to Ebola care facilities

Although not an UPGro study, this is a relevant new paper by Lapworth, D.J.; Carter, R .C.; Pedley, S.; MacDonald, A.M.. 2015 Threats to groundwater supplies from contamination in Sierra Leone, with special reference to Ebola care facilities. Nottingham, UK,…

Roads for Water – new research puts Ethiopian farmers in the driving seat

Media Release World Water Day is an opportunity to reflect on the immense challenge that faces millions of people every day. Much of Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, is notably off-track from the Millennium Development Goals[i], which come to an end…

Gro For Good workshop: 23 March, Kwale County, Kenya

The Groundwater Risk Management for Growth and Development (GRo for Good) project is holding a workshop on 23rd March 2015 in Kwale County, Kenya as part of the Africa-wide UPGRo programme funded by NERC, ESRC and UK DFID. Improved understanding…

Call for papers on “Groundwater in rural areas: the challenges of improving local water security”

We are delighted that Professor Alan MacDonald (British Geological Survey), who is leading one of the Hidden Crisis UPGro project the Africa Groundwater Atlas, and Professor Richard Taylor who is the leading the UPGro GroFutures project and the Groundwater Chronicles…

Groundwater Governance

10th March 2015 Two presentations followed extensive discussion. Groundwater risks and institutional responses in Kwale, Kenya (Jacob Katuva, Oxford University) and From Codes of Practice to a Code of Conduct – groundwater governance in Kenya from a drillers perspective (Tom…

Groundwater Resources and Supplies in Africa

Two research-based presentations by: Joy Obando (Kenyatta University, Kenya) and Dan Lapworth (British Geological Survey, UK). With a focus on selected sites in in Comoros, Tanzania and Kenya, Obando’s presentation sets out key social and economic issues with respect to groundwater resources in coastal East Africa. Lapworth’s presentation examines the changes in water access and realities of groundwater resources in Kabwe, Zambia. The examples, combined with the lively exchange with participants, provide insights into the realities of drinking water for the poor in urbanising Africa. The webinar is facilitated by Jan Willem Foppen (UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands).

UPGro invited by UNICEF to present at the UN Zaragoza Conference

(with thanks to John Chilton, Sharon Velasquez-Orta and Jose Gesti-Canuto) The UN-Water Annual Zaragoza Conferences serve UN-Water to prepare for World Water Day, which in 2015 will focus on "water and sustainable development" and celebrated the end of the International…