Groundwater information for Africa: The Chronicles Consortium – finding and making long term groundwater records available [K5]

The Chronicles Consortium – part-funded by UPGro – has collated long-term groundwater records from across Africa. This is allowing an assessment of the impacts of groundwater use, climate variability, and climate and land use change on groundwater storage. This data…

AMCOW Pan African Groundwater Program (APAGroP): A new pan-African initiative promises to open peer-to-peer learning between national governments and increase groundwater data sharing and research collaboration [K4]

UPGro and its partners have played a key role in raising the profile of groundwater among high-level policy-makers in Africa. The UPGro Programme, along with other African and International groundwater partners, supported the AMCOW Pan-African Groundwater Programme (APAGroP) under its…

Groundwater information for Africa: the Africa Groundwater Atlas – the main online information portal for groundwater for all African countries [K3]

Groundwater has a critical role to play in securing safe water supplies, economic growth and food security in Africa. Groundwater is widespread on the continent, generally of high natural quality, and more resilient to climate variability than surface water. It…

UPGro website archive – legacy supported by Skat Foundation through RWSN [K2]

During the programme, the UPGro website has been the central information portal for the programme.  The final activity of the programme will be to re-organise the website to make the key outputs and synthesis available, illustrated by a short film.…

Global focus on groundwater: Groundwater is increased visibility on the global water agenda and will be the focus of the 2022 UN-Water World Water Development Report [K1]

“Globally, invisible groundwater resources are under increasing pressure due to human activities and climate change. Our response to this pressure is often not adequate, also due to limited awareness of the importance of groundwater resources.” – UN-Water Dr Neno Kukric,…

UPGro has supported 75 Early Career Researchers, of whom 42 were African and 26 were women [C13]

Early Career Researchers (<5 years experience post PhD or <10 years experience without PhD from Jan 2015) represented nearly half of the programme staff and were actively supported to present their work at conference, webinars and special workshops and training…

Citizen engagement: School Water Clubs helping girls and boys in Kenya understand water issues in their local area, across Kenya and the world

The Gro for GooD team set up three School Water Clubs in Kwale County, Kenya, to support water science education in secondary schools. This programme of school engagement was delivered with project partner Base Titanium Ltd. The research team, along…

Strengthening monitoring network and analytical capacity in Kwale Country, Kenya and the Water Resources Authority (WRA) [C10]

The Gro for GooD team supported the development of the KCWMP through ongoing engagement and sharing of data with the County Government and its consultants. Data from the Gro for GooD investigations, which included geophysical surveys, geological mapping and environmental…

The Ghana National Disaster Management Organisation (NDMO) have benefited from the increased understanding and relevance of groundwater brought by BRAVE [C9]

Mrs Charlotte Norman Climate Change and Adaptation Director of the Ghana National Disaster Management Organisation provided written feedback on the UPGro BRAVE project and highlighted the value brought by involving a broad spectrum of relevant stakeholders, and providing an understanding…

UPGro Hidden Crisis fieldwork done in partnership with WaterAid country teams and with full support of government ministries in Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda, who adopted the survey reports [C8]

Research conducted in Uganda revealed the high rate of pump corrosion to the poorly galvanized iron pipes used for borehole installation. This has enabled WaterAid to deliver this message to the key stakeholders that can effect change to reduce the…