Our RWSN Guest blogger Muna Omar takes a critical look at the issue of dwindling water supply in Yemen’s capital city The population of Sana’a, the capital city of Yemen, depend on deep wells that are usually dug to a maximum depth of 200 meters for their drinking water. The wells draw on a cretaceous … Continue reading Favouring Progress: Yemen’s Water Scarcity Dilemma of the 21st Century
by Dr Fabio Fussi, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca The role of groundwater data in rural water supply has changed markedly in over the last few year: 6th RWSN Forum in Kampala, 2011: Some pilot projects of groundwater data collection and organization is presented. Uganda is presenting its groundwater atlas, a promising example for other … Continue reading Why is Groundwater Data important?
RWSN member, Muthi Nhlema, has challenged the government of Malawi over how groundwater is used for rural water supplies: 30% of water points are not working across the country and he points to declining groundwater levels being a major factor. Mr Nhlema therefore challenged the wisdom of further drilling and groundwater development, if the use … Continue reading Declining groundwater levels in Malawi impacting rural water supplies
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
By Prof. Michael E. 'Aquadoc' Campana. Re-blogged from: http://aquadoc.typepad.com/waterwired/2016/06/our-ten-cents-groundwater-and-the-8th-world-water-forum.html It's been my limited experience that trying to get groundwater on the agenda of the World Water Fora is like the proverbial pulling of teeth from a distraught grizzly bear. In an ideal world, one should not have to do this because groundwater should be included in the … Continue reading WaterWired: Our Ten Cents: ‘Groundwater and the 8th World Water Forum’
Discussion and Webinar – Groundwater Regulation - 27th June to 17th July 2016 Much remains to be learned about groundwater regulation. Zambia is a case in point: with the enactment of the Water Resources Management Act in 2012, the new Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) is currently developing regulations (statutory instruments) that cover the licencing … Continue reading RWSN Discussion – Groundwater Regulation/La réglementation des eaux souterraines 27Jun/juin – 17 Jul/jul
In previous years that I have attended the World Water Week in Stockholm I have never shed tears. This morning was the first time. Alongside the current media attention about Calais in France and the erection of fences to stop migration, or seeking of refuge in the UK, the people of Jordan face a situation … Continue reading Jordan reaches out for support at the World Water Week in Stockholm 2015 – a water crisis that needs action