Project Profile

GroFutures: Groundwater Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa


Duration : May 2, 2015 - April 30, 2019
(Extended to March 31, 2020)
Overview:

GroFutures will apply new geophysical techniques and compile long-term observations of groundwater levels from the Network of Groundwater Obsevatories (NAGO) to substantially improve knowledge of the renewability and volume of groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa. GroFutures will also develop an inclusive, participatory framework for groundwater governance in which the views of poor women and men are considered together with the trade-offs associated with groundwater development pathways.

Location(s): Ethiopia, Niger, Tanzania, South Africa
Project Contact: Villholth, Karen G.
Donor(s): DFID
Research Collaborator(s) : Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia, African Groundwater Network (AGW-Net), Agricultural Transformation Agency, Ethiopia, Awash Basin Authority, Ethiopia, British Geological Survey (BGS), UK, Institut de Recherche pour la D?veloppement (IRD), France, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, International Groundwater Resources Assessment centre (IGRAC), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Minist?re de l'Hydraulique et de l'Environnement, Niger, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia, Ministry of Water, Tanzania, Niger Basin Authority, Niger, Rufijji Basin Water Board, Tanzania, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania, Universite Abdou Moumouni de Niamey (UAM), Niger, Universite de Ngaoundere (UN), Cameroon, University of Colloege London (UCL), UK, University of Maiduguri (UM), Nigeria, University of Sussex (UoS), UK, University of Witwatersand Wits), South Africa,
Project websites : http://www.grofutures.org

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI