UPGro Ambassador gives 2017 Ineson Lecture at the Geological Society of London and makes the case for the economic importance of Africa’s aquifers via “Groundwater is the key to Unlocking Green Growth in Africa” — UPGro
*From the Water Channel* In an area dependent on thin and fragile rainfall, disaster has arrived: drought, massive loss of livestock, just a straw away from famine. “We have 30 berkads (water reservoirs) in this immediate area, but all but a couple are now entirely empty”. Resident of Hagira (Xageera), on the way to Waridaad. … Continue reading Somaliland: the camelback is broken
Please join us for this Future Climate for Africa webinar by climate change expert Neil Hart. Friday 17 March 2017, 11:00-12:00 (London, GMT); 13:00-14:00 (Johannesburg) Register for the webinar here. Climate modelling is a key tool in tackling the effects of climate change. Future Climate for Africa is a research programme that aims to generate fundamentally … Continue reading What you always wanted to know about central and southern Africa’s climate – A beginner’s briefing in 15 minutes or less followed by discussion
Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas? It certainly can be marketed that way: in India, the use of solar energy for this purpose is helping ease the load on overburdened electricity grids and reduce its carbon footprint. Other… via … Continue reading Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt: Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas?
Next week is Africa Water Week (http://africawaterweek.com/6/) , the event that happens every two years that brings Africa governments together to discuss and share experiences on all aspects of water management and WASH, and provides an interface with the latest innovation and research. If you are attending then please do join RWSN and UPGro partners, … Continue reading RWSN & UPGro at Africa Water Week: WASH Sector Learning and Joint Sector Review sessions // RWSN & UPGro à la Semaine africaine de l’eau
A one-day training course in Dar es Salam, Tanzania Wednesday 20th, 2016. Background: Transboundary water management is of great importance to Africa as it has been emphasized in the African Water Vision 2025. Almost all Sub-Saharan African countries share at least one international river basin. In Africa there are about sixty transboundary lake and river … Continue reading Groundwater Management into River Basin Organizations
Today I write from Oklahoma, USA, having just come to the end of the two and a half day University of Oklahoma 4th biennial WaTER Conference. I had the honour of being one of the keynote speakers at this event, which was attended by over 170 people from 27 countries. It has been an extremely … Continue reading “Your challenges are our challenges”, reflections from Oklahoma, USA