The problem: Despite the importance of groundwater for growth and development, substantial uncertainty concerning the renewability, accessibility and management of groundwater resources remains.
The approach: Quantifying changes in groundwater demand and supply. Development of an interdisciplinary, pan-African consortium to prepare a consortium research proposal for more in-depth research. Identifying long-term groundwater data-sets.
Catalyst Phase Key findings: Multi-decadal groundwater level time series have been compiled. A strong collaborative network has been established to take the consortium research forward.
Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Africa-wide
Consortium grant? Yes – visit the GroFutures Consortium
Principal Investigator: Professor Richard Taylor, (University College London, UCL)
- Dr Karen G. Villholth, IWMI
- Dr Neno Kukurić, IGRAC
- Dr Japhet J. Kashaigili, Sokoine University of Agriculture
- Dr Emmanuel Obuobie, Ghana Water Research Institute
- Dr Tenalem Ayenew, Addis Ababa University
- University College London (UCL)
- International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
- International Groundwater Assessment Centre (IGRAC)
- Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Tanzania
- Water Research Institute (CSIR) Ghana
- Addis Ababa University (AAU) Ethiopia.
Find out more:
- GroFutures website: grofutures.org
- PDF Summaries:
- Prof. Richard Taylor as a discussant on the RWSN-UPGro webinar on Groundwater Recharge, 21 October 2014
- Taylor, R. (2014) “When Wells Run Dry” Nature, 516, 179–180, (11 December 2014) doi:10.1038/516179a (paywall)
- Totin H., R. Taylor, E. Amoussou, M. Bourkari and M. Boko “Groundwater Level Sensitivity to the Rainfall Events In The Coastal Sedimentary Basin Of Benin (West Africa)” at 41st IAH Congress, Marrekech [Abstract]