UPGro at the RWSN Forum

Groundwater is critical to rural water supply – for many uses and in many parts of the world, not just in Africa. Therefore understanding of aquifers and how to use them sustainably is essential to tackling rural poverty.

So that is why we will be at the 7th RWSN Forum next week in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to present the work of UPGro and to network with delegates from all over Africa (and the world) on how interdisciplinary research in African groundwater can deliver tangible benefits.

Highlights to look out for:

We look forward to seeing you there!

World Water Week

Dr Rob Hope presenting 2016 SIWI Work Water Week, Stockholm (photo: J. Koehler)

After making a big splash last year, the UPGro presence at SIWI World Water Week 2016 has been relatively low key. However, Dr Rob Hope (Oxford) presented the exciting work from the UPGro/REACH research they is being done in Kenya.Download the presentation:

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Also presenting during the week was Dr Callist Tindimugaya, from the Ministry of Water & Environment Uganda, who who recently accepted the invitation to become an UPGro Ambassador. Dr Tindimugaya is one of the foremost groundwater specialists in Africa and is not only the Commissioner for Water Resources Regulation in Uganda, but also vice-President of the International Assocation of Hydrogeologists (IAH) for Sub-Saharan Africa, a key figure in the Africa Groundwater Network.

…and Roadsforwater.org was mentioned as a successful and replicable example of rainwater harvesting for groundwater recharge as well as for green water capturing at the Malin Falkenmark Symposia (thanks to Jenny Grönwall of SIWI/T-GroUP who was a panelist in that session)

Africa: #AWW6 – Going to Groundwater to Transform African Agriculture

re-posted from: http://allafrica.com/stories/201607200647.html

OPINION
By Callist Tindimugaya

Callist Tindimugaya argues that the water beneath Africans’ feet could transform the continent’s agricultural production, but only if it is managed wisely

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