Gro For Good workshop: 23 March, Kwale County, Kenya

The Groundwater Risk Management for Growth and Development (GRo for Good) project is holding a workshop on 23rd March 2015 in Kwale County, Kenya as part of the Africa-wide UPGRo programme funded by NERC, ESRC and UK DFID. Improved understanding…

Groundwater Governance

10th March 2015 Two presentations followed extensive discussion. Groundwater risks and institutional responses in Kwale, Kenya (Jacob Katuva, Oxford University) and From Codes of Practice to a Code of Conduct – groundwater governance in Kenya from a drillers perspective (Tom…

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…

“When wells run dry” Prof. Richard Taylor writes in Nature

"A global analysis reveals growing societal dependence on the use of non-renewable freshwater resources that depletes groundwater reserves and undermines human resilience to water scarcity in a warming world" Full article available for Nature subscribers (paywall): Nature, 516, 179–180, (11…

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…