Over a 1000 scientists called to action the need to adopt sustainable groundwater practices. This story by Truthout amplifies the message: groundwater is an “urgent and long-term concern” globally that is as critical as - and intricately connected to - the climate crisis.
IWMI study in Jordan finds that managing groundwater in the MENA region needs to extend beyond adopt water-saving technologies to address farmers' irrigation-related behaviors, practices and beliefs about groundwater.
Index-based Flood Insurance (IBFI) developed by IWMI and partners including WLE, is giving smallholder farmers in climate-related disaster prone regions a new lease of life, as well as a win-win for government and private sector.
IWMI/WLE's groundwater expert Karen Villholth sits down with FutureEarth. "When we look at transboundary aquifers, many of them are connected to surface water so we cannot address them separately – we need to understand the whole system."
GRIPP launches new infographic entitled ‘GROUNDWATER – Critical for Sustainable Development’ illustrating a timeline of groundwater use throughout history and projected outcomes of continued groundwater abstraction.