End of project workshop summary: Prospection for low-fluoride sources in Ethiopia

Report fluoride - Brief Report presenting main findings The "Improving access to safe drinking water_prospection for low-fluoride sources Groundwater" Catalyst project has released a summary report of the main findings, presented in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in August. This Catalyst project,…

Will the wells run dry? An urgent need for better groundwater monitoring in Zimbabwe and Malawi identified.

Daina Mudimbu, from the University of Zimbabwe, presented the work in "Resource limitations to sustainability of groundwater well-points in basement complex regions of SSA" Catalyst Study. Download Presentation (PDF) In Malawi there is episodic recharge; there is sparse data in…

Tracking pollution from a small town in Zambia

James Sorenson (BGS) walked us through his poster presentation for his Catalyst Project: Mapping groundwater quality degradation beneath growing rural towns in Sub Saharan Africa. The story starts with a pesticide found in slug pellets, which was unexpectedly detected in…

AMGRAF: increasing the capability of households and communities to improve their own lives

Dr Elisabeth Oughton (Newcastle University) presented aspects of the work of the UPGro project: AMGRAF - Adaptive Management of Groundwater in Africa, with a focus on the work in Ethiopia. It is working from the bottom up to develop and…

Fluoridation vs. fluorosis: two faces of the same medal

reposted with permission from http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/thewaterblog Posted by Sara Datturi June 30, 2014 Fluorine (F2 of F) is the element  # 9 in the Periodic Table. Due to its high reactivity, it is not found freely in nature, but it often…

New Paper – Roads for water: the unused potential

A new paper by Diego Garcia-Landarte Puertas, Kifle Woldearegay, Lyla Mehta, Martin Van Beusekom, Marta Agujetas Peréz and Frank Van Steenbergen from the Catalyst Project: Optimising Road Development for Groundwater Recharge and Retention Download the open access Waterlines paper from…

UPGro Catalyst Project Summaries now available in French!

We are delighted to announce that the 15 UPGro catalyst project summaries have been translated into French.  UPGro is focusing on groundwater research across Sub-Saharan Africa, thus we understand the importance of sharing knowledge and expertise with Francophone African colleagues.…

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…