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UPGro Catalyst Project Summaries now available in French!

We are delighted to announce that the 15 UPGro catalyst project summaries have been translated into French.  UPGro is focusing on groundwater research across Sub-Saharan Africa, thus we understand the importance of sharing knowledge and expertise with Francophone African colleagues.…

UPGro to be presented at Hydrogeology & WASH Conference 2014

What can hydrogeologists contribute to safe water supply and poverty reduction? Conference Information Date: 5th June 2014 Time: 9:30am – 6:30pm (including drinks reception) Venue: Burlington House, London Organisers/Sponsors: HWB-UK, IAH, Hydrogeological Group Conference Background Groundwater plays a key role…

Fluoride in Groundwater: A debilitating scourge

Webinar hosted by TheWaterChannel Speakers: Dr Seifu Kebede, Sara Datturi Watch recording Part 1: Dr Seifu Kebede- Genesis of Fluoride in Groundwater in Ethiopia Part 2: Sara Datturi- Fluorosis Mitigation in Ethiopian Central Rift Valley Part 3: Q and A…

“FLUORIDE IN GROUNDWATER: A DEBILITATING SCOURGE” Catalyst Project Webinar, 2 May

UPDATED 9 MAY Watch recording Part 1: Dr Seifu Kebede- Genesis of Fluoride in Groundwater in Ethiopia Part 2: Sara Datturi- Fluorosis Mitigation in Ethiopian Central Rift Valley Part 3: Q and A session Fluorine is an element abundant in…

UPGro research paper on Sketetal Fluorosis in Ethiopia

New paper by Redda Tekle-Haimanot, Gebeyehu Haile, part of the "Improving access to safe drinking water_prospection for low-fluoride sources Groundwater" Catalyst Project ABSTRACT This study compared the occurrence of skeletal fluorosis in chronic consumers of locally brewed alcoholic beverages and…

New report: From Rights to Results in Rural Water Services – Evidence from Kyuso, Kenya

From the Catalyst Project team for Risks and Institutional Responses for Poverty Reduction in Rural Africa has come a new report: From Rights to Results in Rural Water Services - Evidence from Kyuso, Kenya "Institutional transformations are required if Africa…

A Summary of the 15 Catalyst Projects

WHAT IS UPGro? UPGro is a 7-year interdisciplinary (social sciences / natural sciences) international research programme which is jointly funded by UK's Department for International Development (DFID), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). …