“When wells run dry” Prof. Richard Taylor writes in Nature

"A global analysis reveals growing societal dependence on the use of non-renewable freshwater resources that depletes groundwater reserves and undermines human resilience to water scarcity in a warming world" Full article available for Nature subscribers (paywall): Nature, 516, 179–180, (11…

A tale of two cities: How can we provide safe water for poor people living in African cities?

Dan Lapworth, Jim Wright and Steve Pedley are working to find out. Reproduced from Planet Earth Winter 2014, p 22-23 Across much of Africa, cities are growing quickly. Current projections estimate that by 2050, 60 per cent of the population…

Africa Groundwater Research

9th December 2014 [PDF] Water for Wajir [PDF] Hidden Crisis - handpump failure in Uganda In this webinar, Jan de Leeuw presented his project's work in developing and using a decision-support tool to enable a municipality to quantify the risk…

How to… design roads for water harvesting and groundwater recharge

Roads can devastate a landscape - scarring it, creating barriers for wildlife and accelerating stormwater so that valuable farmland, habitats and homes get washed away or polluted. What if didn't have to be that way? What if roads would work…

Upcoming UK event – Groundwater, poverty and development

Save the date: Friday 28th November 2014 Timing: 0900 – 1700, lunch provided. Place: Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ, UK To register to attend, or watch online, visit: http://www.odi.org/events/4037-groundwater-poverty-development and click on "Register" This one-day meeting,…