The Guardian recently published an article covering the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) co-led by IWMI. The article also quotes IWMI Director General Jeremy Bird.
“A new initiative co-led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is aiming to mobilise support for greater use of Africa’s under-used aquifers. Developed in the wake of targets set at the UN Sustainable Development Summit and the Paris climate talks last year, the goals of the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) include leveraging $1bn (£770m) of investments in sub-Saharan Africa for sustainable groundwater irrigation and improving groundwater access in the region for 4m rural households.”
Read the full article: Africa droughts prompt calls to start pumping untapped groundwater.