Understanding the potential of groundwater for a sustainable urban future in Africa.
Across Africa, the urban population is expected to double to almost 1 billion people in the next 25 years, with some of the fastest growth rates in the world. Securing access to sufficient water is a major challenge, with groundwater increasingly seen as the most viable solution.
Groundwater Futures in Urban Africa seminar
The interdisciplinary seminar 'Groundwater Futures in Urban Africa' explored the implications of increasing urban pressure on groundwater resources in Africa and on dependent social and environmental systems.
In particular, it considered the rising trend of privately commissioned boreholes and the implications of this for the resilience of households and urban centres, now and in the longer-term.