UPGro Catalyst Researcher recognised as a leading ‘Innovator under 35’ by MIT Technology Review

Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta (Newcastle University) has been recognised by the MIT Technology Review as one the leading "Innovators under 35" for 2015 for her work on developing a low-cost biosensor of measuring groundwater quality. In the UPGro Catalyst project…

Threats to groundwater supplies from contamination in Sierra Leone, with special reference to Ebola care facilities

Although not an UPGro study, this is a relevant new paper by Lapworth, D.J.; Carter, R .C.; Pedley, S.; MacDonald, A.M.. 2015 Threats to groundwater supplies from contamination in Sierra Leone, with special reference to Ebola care facilities. Nottingham, UK,…

A tale of two cities: How can we provide safe water for poor people living in African cities?

Dan Lapworth, Jim Wright and Steve Pedley are working to find out. Reproduced from Planet Earth Winter 2014, p 22-23 Across much of Africa, cities are growing quickly. Current projections estimate that by 2050, 60 per cent of the population…

Poster presentations about work in Zambia and Kenya (Video)

At the IAH Congress, we asked two of the UPGro researchers to present their posters: Jacob Mutua, Rural Focus Ltd, Kenya, describing the "Risks and Institutional Responses for Poverty Reduction in Rural Africa" Catalyst project Dr Dan Lapworth talks about…