UPGro reflections: Saskia Nowicki

Early Career Researchers from UPGro Gro for GooD reflect on their time with the programme What was your research focus in the Gro for Good project? During my MSc studies I joined the Gro for Good team to investigate health…

Meet Dr Johanna Koehler, a scientist working to revolutionise rural water services in Kenya

Interview by Oxford University School of Geography The vast majority of the rural population in Kenya rely on pumps and pipes for their water supply. However, when they break, they are often not repaired for a long time, as they…

Hand-pumps for deeper groundwater key to climate resilience for rural communities

NAIROBI, Kenya (PAMACC News) -  new study has revealed that use of hand-pumped boreholes to access deeper groundwater is the most resilient way of adapting to droughts caused by climate change for rural communities in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa.

Groundwater Science meets Policy at AfWA Congress

Day 2 of the AfWA Congress in Kampala, and the UPGro-convened stream of groundwater sessions got underway. First up was  session focusing on the AMCOW Pan-African Groundwater Program (APAGroP), with an opening by AMCOW Executive Secretary, Dr Canisius Kanangire, followed by a panel, featuring Tim Sumner from DFID

Groundwater supplies on Kenya’s coast must be managed for people and industry

Photo - Diani Beach, Kenya. Dan Rata/Shutterstock, via The ConversationNuria Ferrer Ramos, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech Industry is growing along Kenya’s coast, and some of these companies – such as mining and agricultural companies – are water intensive. To meet…

The Top 4 Welfare Priorities for Kwale County, Kenya

My name is Jacob Katuva and I’m a researcher with Oxford University. I largely work in the water and poverty area. My research has been in Kenya – Kwale County specifically – where I’ve been looking at the links between…