Surface Water Groundwater Interaction

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) program ( This grant is for the purpose of enabling sustainable research groups in Africa with the capacity to pursue collaborative projects that make unique and impactful contributions to the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge.

The grant will contribute towards a new progamme within the AGW-Net which will focus on increasing the awareness of the importance of surface water and groundwater interactions in Africa.

The programmes specific aims include:

1.     Foster stronger links between surface water and groundwater hydrologists,

2.     Education and capacity building in the field of surface and groundwater interactions,

3.     Identify key research sites and potential funders to undertake large scale investigations into significant and regionally important sites with strong interactions between surface water and groundwater.

The funding will contribute towards a launch and workshop to be held during the annual meeting in 2017 which will bring together hydrologists and hydrogeologists to discuss key issues around the understanding of and modelling of SW/GW interactions. In addition, the funding will support the costs of preparation research proposals by AGW-Net network members who have identified funding opportunities in the area of SW/GW interactions.

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