UPGro Science: Affordable maintenance and repair are one of the main predictors of borehole functionality, highlighting the need for effective management models to improve rural water services [S10]

https://youtu.be/XGQQSA5KooM TEDxOxford Talk (2020) explains the development of t he Smart Handpump (please note, the sound level of recording is quite low) The reasons for poor water point functionality are complex; there is not a simple strong relationship between good…

UPGro Science: Access to groundwater is associated with improved agricultural production, reduced agricultural risk, and improved livelihoods [S11]

Access to groundwater is associated with improved agricultural production, reduced agricultural risk, and improved livelihoods.

UPGro Science: Participatory, community-led approaches, such as Transition Management, can provide new and collaborative ways of using and managing urban groundwater [S13]

Transition Management has shown to enhance social learning, empower communities to develop solutions, and build trust between stakeholders.

UPGro Science: Knowledge sharing approaches, such as RAINWATCH and Farmer Radio, can be used to increase resilience by communicating climate and groundwater forecasts with farmers [S12]

Farmer listening groups and radio outreach programmes have been used in Ghana and Burkina Faso to provide up-to-date information and guidance on groundwater use, water harvesting, and sustainable land management practices to farmers.