December 2015

Open access paper published on groundwater governance

The paper 'Global governance principles for the sustainable development of groundwater resources', written by IGRAC PhD Research Fellow Kirstin I. Conti and UNESCO-IHE Professor Joyeeta Gupta, has been published in the journal 'International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics'. This paper is open access content and therefore freely available for the public. 

Final meeting first phase GGRETA project held in Paris

On 15 – 16 December 2015, the final project meeting for the Groundwater Resources Governance in Transboundary Aquifers (GGRETA) project was held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. This final project meeting was attended by representatives of the donor agency, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and all project partners as well as diplomats from the case study countries and Switzerland. The aim of the meeting was to share results from Phase 1 (2013-2015) and discuss a potential Phase 2.

IGRAC supports publications on urban groundwater

IGRAC has published a case study on 'Groundwater resource management in the St. Bonaventure Township, Lusaka', which was written by researchers of the University of Zambia and the Natural Resources Development College. The study was undertaken to assess impacts of septic tanks, if at all, on the quality of groundwater in the aquifer underlying the St. Bonaventure Township, which is a low-density, high-income settlement located about 10 km south-west of Lusaka.