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10 December 2018

SADC-GMI held its Groundwater Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26th to 28th September 2018, under the theme "Adapting to Climate Change in the SADC Region through Water Security — A focus on Groundwater'

10 April 2018

As part of the 5-year "Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa" (LIRA 2030 Africa) programme, the International Council for Science

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.

11 May 2015

Visit the AGW-Net website Literature page.

09 May 2015

New Pamphlet

02 May 2015

Minutes of the partial Steering Committee meeting held in Marrakech, Morocco at the IAH 2014 Annual Congress.

01 October 2014

Network Manager, Prof Tamiru Abiye, has produce a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (MELP) for the network in 2014. These MELP help both the network and our sponsors CapNet to keep track of our outputs and our impact.

16 September 2014

An informal steering committee meeting was held in Marrakech Morocco at the IAH Annual Congress.

13 May 2014

In September 2013, AGW-Net carried out a pilot training for ORASECOM of our new course: Integration of Groundwater Management into Africa Basin Organization. Here is the participants feedback 7 months later.

11 March 2014

AGW-Net and its partners, BGR, Cap-Net, IWMI, IGRAC, and IMAWESA, have developed a new training program: Integration of Groundwater Management into African Basin Organizations.

11 March 2014

Compilation of an African metadata-set of long-term groundwater-level records & IAH2014 training workshop on analysing groundwater-level data

30 January 2014

AGW-Net has updated its flyer which is now available on line.

09 October 2013

AGW-Net held two courses between 23 and 27 September on Groundwater Management for River Basin Organizations.

10 April 2013

The 5th AGW-Net Steering Committee meeting has been held in Bujumbura Burundi. The venue was the Pacific Hotel.

12 November 2012

The CapNet Network Managers and Partners meeting was held in Costa Rica.

30 March 2012

AGW-Net will be holding a steering committee meeting before mid-year. Key issues to discuss will include the holding of SC elections and the 2012 work plan.

12 December 2011

The annual CapNet managers meeting was held in Hyderabad, India from 12th to 16th December 2011. New funding for network operations was announced.

21 August 2011

AGWNet has developed two new courses: Groundwater Management for Hygiene and Sanitation and Groundwater Management within River Basins

09 August 2011

AGW-Net is now accepting adverts for both our bi-monthly newsletter and our web-site. Reach an audience of 140 groundwater professionals across the continent.

20 June 2011

Rural Water Supply Network ( has an initiative to improve drilling practices worldwide such that drilling is carried out in a cost effective manner.

01 April 2011

Read the stats for the first AGW-Net newsletter.

31 March 2011

BGR (German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural resources) and EU-Splash funding ends for AGW-Net short course program.

19 February 2011

The new inaugurated SADC Groundwater Management Institute (GMI) is looking for a director and a technical specialist

18 February 2011

AzaComp is a bacteriological sewage treatment compound that degrades sludge solids to liquids, aiding drainage and reducing pathogens.

16 February 2011

AGW-Net held an expanded steering committee meeting in Addis Ababa on 14th August 2010. In addition to 6 AGW-Net SC members, CapNet, BGN, Splash, GWMate and BGR all had representatives at the meeting.

08 February 2011

AGW-Net has signed Memoranda of Understanding with WaterNet and Burdon Groundwater Network (IAH) that will allow us to expand our activities, establish contacts with international partners and improve our interaction with the surface water community.