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.

Meet Joseph Okullo, a groundwater research scientist in the making

Interview and photos by Isaiah Esipisu With a Masters degree in geology from Makerere University, Joseph Okullo landed a consultancy job, to assist UPGro team in Uganda as a physical scientist. Since then, his star has been glowing brighter and…

From a dream of becoming a Medical Doctor to a Civil Engineer – the Career Journey of Jennifer Isoke

Jennifer Brenda Isoke is a Ugandan female Civil Engineer with a purpose. Given her vast knowledge and experience, Isoke has been part of the UPGro team of researchers under the T-Group.

Dr Robinah Kulabako: A new vision for empowered communities and safe water in Kampala

PODCAST: Dr Robinah Kulabako of Makerere University describes the research work of T-GroUP - one of five projects in the UPGro (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor) and her work on Transition Management to trigger community action to improve access to safe water.

Study shows boreholes are key to drought resilience in Ethiopia

BGS Press Release Installing more boreholes to tap underground water will improve rural Ethiopian communities’ resilience to drought, according to a new report. Research carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS), the University of Addis Ababa and the Overseas…

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…

Scientists look underground for a solution to feed the ever growing population in Africa

LISTEN NOW: Prof Richard Taylor, the Principal Investigator for the GroFutures project explains what the project is all about in SoundCloud interview. Africa’s population is projected to hit 2.4 billion come the year 2050. This means that demand for food…