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:
- Tuesday (2A) The Fundifix rural water service delivery model, in Kenya (Gro for GooD)
- Tuesday (3E) Properties of shallow thin regolith aquifers in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study from northwest Ethiopia  David Walker (AMGRAF – catalyst)
- Wednesday (5A) Mapping of suitable zones for manual drilling. An overview of the method and the application as decision tools  Fabio Fussi (Remote Sensing for Manual Drilling – catalyst)
- Friday Sponsored Seminar: Tips for Groundwater Success – including the Africa Groundwater Atlas
- UPGro exhibition booth
- UPGro researchers and Ambassadors will be attending and available to answer questions throughout the event and at the Rock Café on Wednesday afternoon.
- BGR-Africa Groundwater Network training on groundwater on the Monday before the Forum
We look forward to seeing you there!