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RWSN/UPGro: Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor

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Groundwater is an essential part of most countries' economy and infrastructure, and yet it remains one of our most misunderstood natural assets. 

UPGro - Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor is a 7-year research programme funded by the United Kingdom and involving hundreds of researchers from Africa and Europe to improve our understanding of how groundwater in Africa can be part of the solution for achieving universal access to safe water.

RWSN – the Rural Water Supply Network, has nearly 8,000 members worldwide and is the leading knowledge exchange for those delivering practical solutions that establish water services that reach everyone, forever.  Through this, UNICEF, WaterAid and Skat are collaborating to professionalise water well drilling services to reduce the scandalous failure rate of borehole supplies. Come and see us and see how your organisation can prevent wasted investment and broken promises.

Visit the RWSN-UPGro stand, which brings together the latest innovation and research in groundwater science and practical implementation. In our networking and activity space you can share your expertise and meet likeminded professionals.

Programme

Groundwater is an essential part of most countries' economy and infrastructure, and yet it remains one of our most misunderstood natural assets. 

UPGro - Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor is a 7-year research programme funded by the United Kingdom and involving hundreds of researchers from Africa and Europe to improve our understanding of how groundwater in Africa can be part of the solution for achieving universal access to safe water.

RWSN – the Rural Water Supply Network, has nearly 8,000 members worldwide and is the leading knowledge exchange for those delivering practical solutions that establish water services that reach everyone, forever.  Through this, UNICEF, WaterAid and Skat are collaborating to professionalise water well drilling services to reduce the scandalous failure rate of borehole supplies. Come and see us and see how your organisation can prevent wasted investment and broken promises.

Visit the RWSN-UPGro stand, which brings together the latest innovation and research in groundwater science and practical implementation. In our networking and activity space you can share your expertise and meet likeminded professionals.

Conclusion

Rural areas in much of the world are lagging behind when it comes to access to safe water. If universal access is to be achieved by 2030 then smart investment and a focus on high qualty implementation is essential. This needs good science, good implementation practices and thorough monitoring systems.