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)
- Jasechko, S & Taylor, R.G ‘Intensive rainfall recharges tropical groundwaters’ Environmental Research Letters 11 December 2015
- Damkjaer, S. & Taylor, R. The measurement of water scarcity: Defining a meaningful indicator, Ambio (2017). doi:10.1007/s13280-017-0912-z