Africa Groundwater Atlas: An introduction to the groundwater resources of 51 African countries

The new online Africa Groundwater Atlas is an introduction to the groundwater resources of 51 African countries, and a gateway to further information. The British Geological Survey has developed the Africa Groundwater Atlas in partnership with the International Association of…

New Arsenic & Fluoride mapping tool

The Eawag “Groundwater Assessment Platform”, funded by SDC, is now live: http://www.gapmaps.org/ “Over 300 million people worldwide use groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride as a source of drinking water. The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)…

The magic and mystery of groundwater data

To be effective, drinking water programmes relying on groundwater need good quality and well managed groundwater data. Unfortunately this is an overlooked, “techy domain”. The presentations and discussants on this webinar explain the typical problems of groundwater data collection, management…

Research follow-up: assessing groundwater beneath Africa

Re-blogged from environmental research web, 6 October 2015 Alan MacDonald and colleagues published their map of African groundwater resources in Environmental Research Letters three years ago; since then there’s been much progress, including the commencement of the UPGro (Unlocking the…

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…