IPCC: “Increased precipitation intensities have enhanced groundwater recharge, most notably in tropical regions (medium confidence)”

Eight UPGro papers have been cited in the new IPCC Working Group Report (August 2021) As widely reported, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has laid out a stark warning on the threat of climate change across the…

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).