“Groundwater is the key to Unlocking Green Growth in Africa”

UPGro Ambassador gives 2017 Ineson Lecture at the Geological Society of London and makes the case for the economic importance of Africa’s aquifers

UPGro at 44th IAH Congress

Once again, UPGro has a strong presence at the annual congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, which this year is in Dubrovnik, Croatia. UPGro highlights this year include: T2.2. THE ROLE OF GROUNDWATER IN REDUCING POVERTY Conveners: Alan Macdonald…

New UPGro paper: Better map-making for manual drilling in West Africa

In a new open paper in the Hydrogeological Journal, Dr Fabio Fussi and his UPGro Catalyst team present work done in Senegal that looks at how improving hydrogeological data, maps and understanding can improve the success of manually drilled boreholes.…

Groundwater – the earth’s renewable wealth

By Sean Furey, Skat Foundation/RWSN/UPGro Where does wealth come from? At its most basic, it is the difference between how much you invest in a product or service and how much you get from selling it. If the difference is…

Promising new groundwater pollution sensor – New UPGro paper published

Shallow groundwater wells, are the main source of drinking water in many rural and peri-urban communities. The quantity and variety of shallow wells located in such communities make them more readily accessible than private or government operated deep boreholes, but…

New pollution risk maps for Africa to help with achieving safe water for everyone

Media Release: World Water Day 22 March New pollution risk maps for Africa to help with achieving safe water for everyone. Responding to UNICEF/WHO report on Safely managed drinking water The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health…

UPGro at the RWSN Forum

Groundwater is critical to rural water supply - for many uses and in many parts of the world, not just in Africa. Therefore understanding of aquifers and how to use them sustainably is essential to tackling rural poverty. So that…