Project Profile

Research in Africa

Groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for food security and livelihoods


Duration : January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2011
(Extended to June 30, 2012)
Overview:

Groundwater is vastly underdeveloped across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and there exist large untapped reserves that can contribute significantly towards offsetting the effects of climate change and contributing to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Development of groundwater requires that key policy and technical constraints are identified and addressed. This study seeks to address the key challenges and plug some of the major gaps. Researchers will support efforts to assess the availability and sustainability of groundwater resources and, where appropriate, develop these resources to provide greater food security and enhance agricultural development.

Location(s): Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Project Contact: Pavelic, Paul
Donor(s): Rockefeller Foundation
Project websites : http://gw-africa.iwmi.org/