Groundwater and climate change revisited: informing adaptation in a warming world

by Prof. Richard Taylor, UCL in The Springer Nature Sustainability Community Recent research has identified the natural resilience of groundwater to climate change and our tendency to deplete this invaluable resource. It's time we understood, valued, and governed groundwater as…

Trickle-down effect: why groundwater recharge processes matter for climate resilience

by Sean Furey (Skat/UPGro Knowledge Broker) in GeoDrilling International Drilling for water is only useful if there is good water to be had now and into the future. Since 2013, researchers in the UK-funded programme Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater…

Importance of groundwater stressed at climate conference

by Isaiah Esipisu via PAMACC ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PAMACC News) - Delegates at the Africa Climate Risks Conference have been informed that groundwater is more resilient to extreme climatic conditions especially in arid and semi arid areas, contrary to earlier beliefs –…

OPINION:- It’s time to look underground for climate resilience in sub-Saharan Africa

Karen G. Villholth is a Principal Researcher with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), as well as Coordinator of the Global Groundwater Initiative GRIPP and a team member from UPGro GroFutures From Thomson Reuters New research reveals…

Extreme Floods, the Key to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa’s Drylands

According to scientists, understanding the nexus of climate extremes and groundwater replenishment is vital for sustainability. This improved understanding is also critical for producing reliable climate change impact projections and adaptation strategies. The new study also found that unlike drylands, where leakage from seasonal streams, rivers and ponds replenish groundwater, in humid areas groundwater is replenished primarily by rainfall directly infiltrating the land surface.

Lord of the Rain: how radio can help African farmers combat drought

The Guardian news website is an excellent short film "Lord of the Rain" that highlights the challenges facing farmers in the remote Omo region of Ethiopia. UPGro is tackling these challenges head-on in Ethiopia, Burkino Faso and elsewhere across Africa.

Resilience of Rural Groundwater Supplies to Climate Change

Key Note Presentation by Prof. Alan MacDonald @ 1st SADC Groundwater Conference Keywords: (Drought, Climate, Change, Infrastructure, Groundwater Resources, Resilience). "Recent droughts have highlighted the need to understand and forecast the resilience of water supplies to climate variability. Resilience of groundwater…

New paper helps unravel the mysteries of groundwater recharge in Benin

A new paper entitled: Relationships between rainfall and groundwater recharge in seasonally humid Benin: a comparative analysis of long-term hydrographs in sedimentary and crystalline aquifers has been published by the GroFutures team in collaboration with the GRIBA project (Groundwater Resources In Basement rocks of…