A Malawian researcher takes UPGro knowledge to up-and-coming scientists in college

Interview by Isaiah Esipisu, PAMACC News Agency – http://www.pamacc.org Patrick Makuluni is a lecturer in the Mining Department of the University of Malawi, the Polytechnic. Makuluni holds MSc in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from Curtin University in Australia and…

Debating real-world community-based management of water points

Community-management has been the mainstay of rural water supplies in Africa, and in many other parts of the world, but is it the only way? Are there better alternatives? In this lively webinar, researchers from the UPGro Hidden Crisis project…

African governments acknowledging the Hidden Crisis

Survey results of rural water points in Uganda, Ethiopia and Malawi presented to government ministry chiefs 'Functionality' of a water point is more than a binary is water flow at the time of inspection? YES/NO Government partners see the value in how the research can improve monitoring and evaluation of rural water supplies

Can road design boost water security in rural regions?

re-posted from GRIPP Roads for Water is integrating road construction and small water infrastructure to harvest rainwater from small catchments for productive use, while reducing road damage and simplifying road maintenance. Improving road drainage design is reducing soil erosion and increasing…

Investigating water governance arrangements in Balaka District, Malawi – news from the field

by Naomi Oates, Grantham institute, UPGro Hidden Crisis My first impressions of Malawi? It is hot! Temperatures are reaching 37°C in Balaka district at the moment. Around midday it is particularly difficult to move around in the scorching sun – much…

Will the wells run dry? An urgent need for better groundwater monitoring in Zimbabwe and Malawi identified.

Daina Mudimbu, from the University of Zimbabwe, presented the work in "Resource limitations to sustainability of groundwater well-points in basement complex regions of SSA" Catalyst Study. Download Presentation (PDF) In Malawi there is episodic recharge; there is sparse data in…