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  • Resource Recovery from Waste

    Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. This book shows how Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) could create livelihoods, enhance food security, support...

  • Water Scarce Cities : Thriving in a Finite World

    The report is an advocacy piece to raise awareness around the need to shift the typical way urban water has been managed and to share emerging principles and solutions that may improve urban water supply security in water scarce cities. It aims to promote successes, outline challenges and principles, and extract key lessons learned for future efforts. It builds on the experiences of over 20...

  • Creating Resilience Dividends with Road Water Management

    It is a simple concept:  resilience, improving existing systems, making them more productive and stronger, better able to deal with shocks and even converting problems into opportunities. Resilience is a departure from the concept of ‘sustainability’ that aims to preserve what is there or pro‐ long what has been newly created – and as such is often conservative by character. Yet development is...

  • Africa Groundwater Literature Archive

    Sharing is caring. The Archive is a searchable database providing full bibliographic references for published and unpublished groundwater literature about Africa, including reports, journal articles, conference papers and maps....

  • Africa Groundwater Atlas

    The British Geological Survey (BGS) has developed the Africa Groundwater Atlas in partnership with the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Burdon Groundwater Network for Developing Countries, and with more than 50 collaborating groundwater experts across Africa. The new online Africa Groundwater Atlas (link is external) is an introduction to the groundwater resources of 51...

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  • Sustainable use of groundwater resources

    Groundwater is widely used as a source for agriculture, livestock and domestic consumption. Challenges arise with accessing both shallow and deep groundwater, water quality and management of the resources. Limited qualitative and quantitative data is available making allocation, regulation and management of this recourse difficult. Groundwater is a reliable, and often untapped, source of which...

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