AMGRAF: increasing the capability of households and communities to improve their own lives

Dr Elisabeth Oughton (Newcastle University) presented aspects of the work of the UPGro project: AMGRAF - Adaptive Management of Groundwater in Africa, with a focus on the work in Ethiopia. It is working from the bottom up to develop and…

41st IAH Congress – UPGro taking centre stage in the hydrogeological community

Today, the 41st Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) gets underway in Marrakech, Morocco with a workshop on long term groundwater records. The session is being led by Prof. Richard Taylor (University College London) and Dr. Guillaume Favreau…

Fluoridation vs. fluorosis: two faces of the same medal

reposted with permission from http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/thewaterblog Posted by Sara Datturi June 30, 2014 Fluorine (F2 of F) is the element  # 9 in the Periodic Table. Due to its high reactivity, it is not found freely in nature, but it often…

Africa Groundwater Literature Archive – beta version now online

Visit: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas This archive of groundwater literature for Africa is being developed as part of the Africa Groundwater Atlas project, through the Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro) research programme. The Africa Groundwater Atlas project will make…

New Paper – Roads for water: the unused potential

A new paper by Diego Garcia-Landarte Puertas, Kifle Woldearegay, Lyla Mehta, Martin Van Beusekom, Marta Agujetas Peréz and Frank Van Steenbergen from the Catalyst Project: Optimising Road Development for Groundwater Recharge and Retention Download the open access Waterlines paper from…

UPGro Catalyst Project Summaries now available in French!

We are delighted to announce that the 15 UPGro catalyst project summaries have been translated into French.  UPGro is focusing on groundwater research across Sub-Saharan Africa, thus we understand the importance of sharing knowledge and expertise with Francophone African colleagues.…