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…

Stop the Rot – helps us stop the scandal of pump corrosion

This week RWSN/UPGro hosted a webinar on: Overcoming the Rural Water Supply Scandal of Handpump Corrosion (RWSN) - Recording (English) Dépasser le scandale de la corrosion des pompes manuelles dans l'approvisionnement rural en eau (RWSN) - Recording (French) The key…

Overcoming the Rural Water Supply Scandal of Handpump Corrosion

Handpump corrosion has been known about for over 30 years, the fact that it is a common problem in over 25 countries is a scandal and reflects badly on donors, implementers and governments. In this webinar, Bony Etti and Jacinta…

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…

Hidden Crisis: Borehole failure highlighted in Uganda Sector Performance Report

The UPGro Hidden Crisis project, led by Prof. Alan MacDonald at BGS, has already made an impact in its first study country - Uganda. Each year, the Ministry of Water and Environment coordinates a Joint Sector Review (JSR) and produces…

UPGro invited by UNICEF to present at the UN Zaragoza Conference

(with thanks to John Chilton, Sharon Velasquez-Orta and Jose Gesti-Canuto) The UN-Water Annual Zaragoza Conferences serve UN-Water to prepare for World Water Day, which in 2015 will focus on "water and sustainable development" and celebrated the end of the International…

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…