KAMPALA, Uganda (PAMACC News) - As climatic conditions continue to disrupt normal rainfall patterns, drying up rivers and streams, the African Ministers’ Council on Water is now seeking to understand groundwater, following numerous studies that have shown that it is key to building resilience.
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Groundwater Science meets Policy at AfWA Congress
Day 2 of the AfWA Congress in Kampala, and the UPGro-convened stream of groundwater sessions got underway. First up was session focusing on the AMCOW Pan-African Groundwater Program (APAGroP), with an opening by AMCOW Executive Secretary, Dr Canisius Kanangire, followed by a panel, featuring Tim Sumner from DFID
Groundwater – a hidden resource that has always evaded UN climate talks
Richard Taylor, a Professor of Hydrogeology from University College London (UCL) and one of the lead researchers of a recent Nature study explained why groundwater should be a focal point for climate discussions.
The climate is changing – we need groundwater more than ever
UPGro Ambassador, Dr Callist Tindimugaya, attended last month's COP meeting in Madrid. In this interview with Isaiah Esipisu, he explains why African groundwater needs to be on the lips of the climate negotiators.
AMCOW launches its Pan-African Groundwater Program
re-posted from GRIPP AMCOW, the intergovernmental apex body on water in Africa, was established in 2002 with its secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria, to provide political oversight and promote cooperation, security, social and economic development, and poverty eradication among member states.…
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Groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa – special issue of Hydrogeology Journal
The IAH Hydrogeology Journal has published a special issue focusing on groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa and good overview is provided in the online Preface. The main UPGro contributions are: Prof. Dan Olago (University of Nairobi / Gro for GooD) Constraints…
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Groundwater and African National Development Strategies
Keynote address by Dr Callist Tindimugaya, Ministry of Water & Environment, Uganda (UPGro Ambassador) [Correction: the co-author of the abstract is Dr Andrew Bullock, not Sean Furey] "Groundwater is poised to play a key role in Africa’s transformation. Over two-thirds…
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Facing the groundwater threats and opportunities in Southern Africa
This week, regional and international water experts have converged on Johannesburg at the 1st Groundwater Conference of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The event has been convened by the SADC Groundwater Management Institute (GMI) in assocciation with a number of…
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UPGro Ambassador leads “Groundwater in IWRM” training in Mali
A Training Workshop on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context was held from 21 to 25 November 2017 in Ségou, Mali. The workshop was facilitated by UPGro Ambassador, Dr. Moustapha DIENE
“Groundwater is the key to Unlocking Green Growth in Africa”
UPGro Ambassador gives 2017 Ineson Lecture at the Geological Society of London and makes the case for the economic importance of Africa’s aquifers