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.

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…

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…

Avoiding the Mistakes of the Asian Green Revolution in Africa

DODOMA, Tanzania, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) - Research scientists are studying groundwater resources in three African countries in order to understand the renewability of the source and how people can use it sustainably towards a green revolution in Africa.

UPGro T-Group research finds cancer-causing viruses in Kampala and Arusha slum groundwater

by Isaiah Esipisu and Dr Jan Willem Foppen (T-GroUP) In Summary The study found that most groundwater in the two slums contains traces of herpes virus, poxvirus and papilloma virus.Cancer is one of the top killer diseases in East Africa,…

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…

Africa Groundwater Atlas: “X” marks the spot, but where’s the map? #60IAH2016

Drilling for water is a fraught business in Africa – like being a pirate without a treasure map. In many areas, the rock is old – some of the oldest on our planet. This cracked, shattered stone that is blasted…

Cultiver les données : comment les agriculteurs éthiopiens récoltent les données pour favoriser leurs semis #60IAH2016

Quel temps va-t-il faire ? Beaucoup de gens se posent la question, mais pour beaucoup d'Éthiopiens la réponse peut faire la différence entre affluence et pauvreté. L'Èthiopie est un pays riche et divers de près de 100 millions d'habitants, 88 langues…