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IPCC: “Increased precipitation intensities have enhanced groundwater recharge, most notably in tropical regions (medium confidence)”

Eight UPGro papers have been cited in the new IPCC Working Group Report (August 2021) As widely reported, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has laid out a stark warning on the threat of climate change across the…

Green Roads for Water- New World Bank Guide

Roads and water are generally seen as enemies, with water responsible for most of the damage to roads, and roads being a major cause of problems such as erosion, waterlogging, flooding, and dust storms. This tension, however, can be reversed.…

New groundwater maps reveal interesting patterns about water security in Africa that could help it adapt to climate change

Reserves of groundwater in much of the populated parts of Africa are being replenished at rates that could help to protect communities against the damaging effects of climate change and sustain widespread groundwater pumping for drinking water, a new study…

UPGro Science: Groundwater can de-risk economic growth [S3]

https://youtu.be/7gFID4h7ytw Although localised groundwater depletion is evident, particularly beneath growing urban centres, there has been no substantial declines in groundwater storage at a basin scale in Africa over the last 15 years and in some areas, there are substantial unused…

UPGro Science: The programme has made a substantial contribution to evidence and data on African groundwater, its use and potential [S1]

As of mid July 2020, UPGro researchers have published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers directly, and used elements of UPGro work or partnerships to publish a further 60. 1 paper published in Nature and 2 in Nature Communications. Substantial interdisciplinary…