Fossil groundwater vulnerable to modern contamination

Study shows that over half of global groundwater is over 12,000 years old Most of the groundwater in the world that is accessible by deep wells is fossil groundwater, stored beneath the earth's surface for more than 12,000 years, and…

Scale of global water crisis could be unknown due to inadequate metrics, study suggests #worldwaterday

Re-posted from UCL A new study by UCL researchers exposes substantial limitations in the ability of current metrics to define ‘water scarcity’.   21 March 2017 A new study by UCL suggests the scale of the global water crisis could…

New pollution risk maps for Africa to help with achieving safe water for everyone

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Media Release: World Water Day 22 March New pollution risk maps for Africa to help with achieving safe water for everyone. Responding to UNICEF/WHO report on Safely managed drinking water The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health…

Data farming – how Ethiopian farmers harvest data to help their crops

What’s the weather doing? It’s a question that obsesses many but for many Ethiopians it is question that makes the difference between plenty and destitution.  Ethiopia is a rich and diverse country that is home to around 100 million people,…

Roads for Water – new research puts Ethiopian farmers in the driving seat

Media Release World Water Day is an opportunity to reflect on the immense challenge that faces millions of people every day. Much of Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, is notably off-track from the Millennium Development Goals[i], which come to an end…