The problem: In locations with limited groundwater resources, but where large-scale demands are increasing, the question arises as to how groundwater can be sustainably managed to the benefit of both the wider economy and the rural poor. Can water risks be managed for both growth and development?

The approach: A case study in Kenya, involving hydrogeological assessments, handpump monitoring, a household survey to inform understanding of water poverty, and key informant interviews and focus group discussions to understand groundwater governance.

Key findings: A great deal of data regarding ground-water level and quality, water use, health and indicators of welfare has been generated. An inter-disciplinary Groundwater Risk Management Tool has been proposed for development in the consortium phase.

Where? Kenya

Consortium grant? Yes – visit the Gro for GooD Consortium page.

Principal Investigator: Dr Rob Hope, University of Oxford

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