Next week: AMCOW’s Pan-Africa Groundwater Program – A Roadmap to Resilience

Tuesday 25 August | 16:00-16:45 Groundwater is key to safe water supply and climate resilience. This event showcases the African Ministers’ Council on Water’s (AMCOW) recent commitment to focus, through its Pan Africa Groundwater Program (APAGRoP), on groundwater to secure water…

Ministerial body goes underground in search for water solution amid climate change

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.

Hand-pumps for deeper groundwater key to climate resilience for rural communities

NAIROBI, Kenya (PAMACC News) -  new study has revealed that use of hand-pumped boreholes to access deeper groundwater is the most resilient way of adapting to droughts caused by climate change for rural communities in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa.

APAGroP: A continental coalition is set in motion to support sustainable groundwater use across Africa

By Karen Villholth re-posted from GRIPP Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Across Africa, groundwater, held within soil and rock formations beneath the surface, provides fresh drinking water for around 70 percent of people. With its wide distribution and perennial…