Groundwater Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa

Developing the scientific basis and participatory management processes by which groundwater resources can be used sustainably for poverty alleviation

GROFUTURES PROJECT

LATEST NEWS

28/03/2017

Observatory construction begins in the Upper Awash Basin

In March 2017, piezometer construction began in the Koka Plain, the lowland GroFutures Observatory site in the Upper Awash Basin. A piezometer array comprising a transect of 3 shallow (~20 m depth) piezometers has been completed using traditional, manual drilling techniques. Completed piezometers have been installed with a 4-inch casing…

GROFUTURES FOCUSES ON

Reducing uncertainty in the renewability and quantity of accessible groundwater to meet future demands for food, water and environmental services

Promoting inclusion of poor people’s voices in decision-making processes on groundwater development pathways

Intensified groundwater dependency as demand for food and water rises and variability in rainfall and river flow increases due to climate change