World Water Week

After making a big splash last year, the UPGro presence at SIWI World Water Week 2016 has been relatively low key. However, Dr Rob Hope (Oxford) presented the exciting work from the UPGro/REACH research they is being done in Kenya.Download the presentation:

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Also presenting during the week was Dr Callist Tindimugaya, from the Ministry of Water & Environment Uganda, who who recently accepted the invitation to become an UPGro Ambassador. Dr Tindimugaya is one of the foremost groundwater specialists in Africa and is not only the Commissioner for Water Resources Regulation in Uganda, but also vice-President of the International Assocation of Hydrogeologists (IAH) for Sub-Saharan Africa, a key figure in the Africa Groundwater Network.

…and Roadsforwater.org was mentioned as a successful and replicable example of rainwater harvesting for groundwater recharge as well as for green water capturing at the Malin Falkenmark Symposia (thanks to Jenny Grönwall of SIWI/T-GroUP who was a panelist in that session)

UPGro at Stockholm World Water Week

UPGro and RWSN will have stand and networking area at this year’s Stockholm World Water Week (23-29 August).  If you are there, please come along and join in the conversation as we ask the question – what do the Sustainable Development Goals mean for groundwater use and management in Africa?

You can meet a number of the UPGro researchers and also find out how their research can benefit your work. Also on the stand we will have a number of facilitated discussions and resources on a range of rural water supply and groundwater topics – not least the collaboration between Unicef, WaterAid and Skat to professionalise water well drilling.

You can find us at stand B9 – see the map, which we also highlights the activities of other RWSN and UPGro partners.