About AGW-Net

The Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net) was established to increase awareness of the potential and value of groundwater across the continent and to contribute to capacity building in the groundwater sector in Africa.

The objectives of AGW-Net are to:

  • Build capacity for improved groundwater management at all levels;
  • Promote Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) practice in the groundwater sector;
  • Improve awareness of groundwater resources;
  • Foster groundwater research and academic cooperation;
  • Enhance the sharing of information;
  • Improve the level of integration between surface and groundwater practitioners; and
  • Provide a positive contribution to the realisation of regional and continental development goals with regard to groundwater.

The AGW-Net will function under the Cap-Net umbrella and will cooperate with other networks within the Cap-Net affiliation. AWG-Net will operate as an open membership based forum for interaction between groundwater scientists and with other water sector professionals across Africa to promote capacity building and awareness of groundwater within an IWRM framework.

Visit the Cap-Net website

AGW-Net has regional coordinators from the represented regions in the network as listed under the AGW-Net Contacts.

 

AGW-Net Flyer - Version 2014.

AGW-Net has produced a new flyer in French and in English. Members are welcome to download and print our flyer for distribution - agw-flyer English and agw-flyer French. You may also write to the network manager tamiru.abiye@wits.ac.za and request flyers if you are hosting an event where there is a need to distribute our flyers.  

Latest News

06 February 2017
Introduction to the SW/GW interaction programme of the AGW-Net The Africa Groundwater Network has received funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York through the Science Initiative Group’s SIG Regional Initiative in Science and Education RISE
17 November 2015
The British Geological Survey has created an African Groundwater Literature Archive. You can access this archive by clicking on the links in the associated article.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are planned, but events in which AGW-Net has participated can be seen in the archives on the Events page. As new events are planned, they will be posted here

06 February 2017
Introduction to the SW/GW interaction programme of the AGW-Net The Africa Groundwater Network has received funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York through the Science Initiative Group’s SIG Regional Initiative in Science and Education RISE
17 November 2015
The British Geological Survey has created an African Groundwater Literature Archive. You can access this archive by clicking on the links in the associated article.
13 October 2015
The AGW-Net 2015 Annual Report can be viewed online by clicking the link below.
24 August 2015
A Groundwater Management in IWRM in the River Basin Context course was held in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso from 24-28 August.
22 June 2015
The 7th AGW-Net annual SC meeting was held at Wits University in South Africa on 22-24 June 2015. 6 SC members attended and 4 sent their apologies.