Declining groundwater levels in Malawi impacting rural water supplies

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

Groundwater Management into River Basin Organizations

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

WaterWired: Our Ten Cents: ‘Groundwater and the 8th World Water Forum’

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’

RWSN Discussion – Groundwater Regulation/La réglementation des eaux souterraines 27Jun/juin – 17 Jul/jul

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

Jordan reaches out for support at the World Water Week in Stockholm 2015 – a water crisis that needs action

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

Zambia: Borehole Drilling Harming Ground Water

By Charles Simengwa, Stanslous Ngosa, Moffat Chazingwa and Chusa Sichone (http://allafrica.com/stories/201506070300.html) THE construction sector in Zambia is at an all-time high, with buildings springing up all around the country, particularly in urban areas. It is a building rush cutting across commercial entities and private individuals who are investing heavily in picturesque houses. This is a … Continue reading Zambia: Borehole Drilling Harming Ground Water

RWSN in Indonesia

So this week, I'm lucky enough to have been invited to present at the International Indonesia Water Week in Jakarta. RWSN is a global network, but many of you will have noticed the strong Africa-bias. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but the challenges of delivering good quality rural water services are to be found … Continue reading RWSN in Indonesia