T-GroUP: A Visit to Dodowa!

The T-GroUP team have been getting to grips with groundwater in Ghana: Dr. Jan-Willem Foppen visited Dodowa from 22 to 29 of July. In his visit, Jan Willem met with Dr. George Lutterodt from Central University College (CUC) in Accra,…

Groundwater Governance

10th March 2015 Two presentations followed extensive discussion. Groundwater risks and institutional responses in Kwale, Kenya (Jacob Katuva, Oxford University) and From Codes of Practice to a Code of Conduct – groundwater governance in Kenya from a drillers perspective (Tom…

Groundwater Resources and Supplies in Africa

Two research-based presentations by: Joy Obando (Kenyatta University, Kenya) and Dan Lapworth (British Geological Survey, UK). With a focus on selected sites in in Comoros, Tanzania and Kenya, Obando’s presentation sets out key social and economic issues with respect to groundwater resources in coastal East Africa. Lapworth’s presentation examines the changes in water access and realities of groundwater resources in Kabwe, Zambia. The examples, combined with the lively exchange with participants, provide insights into the realities of drinking water for the poor in urbanising Africa. The webinar is facilitated by Jan Willem Foppen (UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands).

Africa Groundwater Research

9th December 2014 [PDF] Water for Wajir [PDF] Hidden Crisis - handpump failure in Uganda In this webinar, Jan de Leeuw presented his project's work in developing and using a decision-support tool to enable a municipality to quantify the risk…

Poster presentations about work in Zambia and Kenya (Video)

At the IAH Congress, we asked two of the UPGro researchers to present their posters: Jacob Mutua, Rural Focus Ltd, Kenya, describing the "Risks and Institutional Responses for Poverty Reduction in Rural Africa" Catalyst project Dr Dan Lapworth talks about…

Fluoride in Groundwater: A debilitating scourge

Webinar hosted by TheWaterChannel Speakers: Dr Seifu Kebede, Sara Datturi Watch recording Part 1: Dr Seifu Kebede- Genesis of Fluoride in Groundwater in Ethiopia Part 2: Sara Datturi- Fluorosis Mitigation in Ethiopian Central Rift Valley Part 3: Q and A…