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…

Dramatic water supply problems in southern Africa: BGR hydrogeologists call for new exploration strategy for semi-fossil aquifers

"Long-lasting periods of drought due to climate change are causing significant water supply problems also in southern Africa - with increasingly serious consequences for agriculture as well as directly for the people. In large cities such as Cape Town, drinking…

World Bank: Hidden and Forgotten: Managing Groundwater in Southern Africa

from The World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS People in southern Africa are largely dependent on groundwater shared between countries and communities for health and well-being, food production, and economic growth. As climate variability alters the amount of surface water that is…