Projects & Activities
AGW-Net has started a number of initiatives and projects, based on interest expressed by the membership or identified by our steering committee members and our sponsors
Surface Water Groundwater Interaction
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 (https://sig.ias.edu/rise).
Cost Effective Drilling
It has been estimated that about 35,000 boreholes per year need to be drilled in sub-Saharan Africa to meet the MDGs for domestic water supply. If one considers full coverage by 2050, and water for irrigation as well as industrial supply, at least 50,000 boreholes per year are required.
Borehole Maintenance – an important priority for rural water supply security.
The Africa Groundwater Network has members across the continent and the network can be used as a vehicle to help to highlight and address the very serious issue of the lack of adequate borehole maintenance and the negative effect it has on, in particular, rural water supply delivery.
Gender in Groundwater
CapNet has a short term attachment for 2010 - Women and Gender Mainstreaming in the Management of Water Resources.
Monitoring makes groundwater visible and AGW-Net strongly supports increased monitoring. Members are invited to use our web site to display monitoring data, discuss monitoring projects and establish contacts. At present, there is an ongoing groundwater monitoring initiative in SADC.
Literature: Collection of African Groundwater Literature from our Members.
AGW-Net is introducing a selected literature section.