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NGWA joins a global partnership for sustainable ground water management

August 19, 2016  By Ground Water Canada

Westerville, Ohio –​ The National Ground Water Association has joined with 15 international organizations concerned with ground water sustainability as part of the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), the NGWA said in a news release.

As part of this partnership, NGWA will be part of a network of partners with the critical mass to confront today’s groundwater issues and advance ground water management.
The GRIPP partnership, led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), has established several goals to strengthen, expand, and connect current groundwater management initiatives by:

  • Creating a knowledge hub on ground water and food security to influence international negotiations on curbing overexploitation of ground water
  • Helping 20 million people currently at risk of scarcity adopt sustainable ground water strategies
  • Improving ground water access for four million rural households and irrigated land by 600,000 hectares in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Helping sustain ground water-dependent ecosystems and their services to people
  • Leveraging more than $1 billion of investments in sub-Saharan Africa for sustainable ground water irrigation
  • Influencing policy to bring about large-scale adoption of managed underground water-storage solutions
  • Reducing by up to 10 per cent the carbon footprint of Indian agriculture by promoting solar pumps for irrigation
  • Sharing knowledge on ground water management with more than 200 key national and basin-scale water managers.

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