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November 2017

November 2017

IGRAC presentation during global workshop for monitoring of SDG6

On the 24th of Novembter 2017, IGRAC Director Neno Kukuric gave a presentation on the importance giving more attention to groundwater in the process of monitoring SDG6 on water and sanitation. This presentation was part of a field excursion within the framework of the 'Global workshop for integrated monitoring of SDG6 on water and sanitation' and took place at IHE Delft in Delft, The Netherlands.

Meet our new researcher: Claudia Ruz Vargas

Earlier this month, Claudia Ruz Vargas joined the IGRAC team as our Researcher. After obtaining her joint master’s degree in Groundwater and Global Change, the Chilean decided to apply for the junior groundwater specialist position. “I look forward to participate in projects that contribute to an improved and more sustainable management of groundwater resources, at a regional and international level”, Claudia says.

IGRAC and IHE Delft organise groundwater governance training in Benin

Together with IHE Delft and the Institut National de l’Eau (INE) from Benin, IGRAC organised a tailor-made training on groundwater governance in Cotonou, Benin from 9 to 13 October. The over-arching training objective was to learn how groundwater governance can contribute to sustainable groundwater management and how this may secure Benin’s livelihoods under climate change and rising competing demands.

IGRAC contributes to 'AWRA Impact' issue on MAR

IGRAC has contributed to the September issue of 'Water Resources Impact', a publication of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). In this issue on Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), an article by Nienke Ansems was featured on 'Managed Aquifer Recharge: A Global Perspective'. In this article, Ansems shares her view on how the global acceptance of MAR can be improved so that it becomes fully adopted as an integral component of sustainable water management strategies.