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British Geological Survey

  • Boreholes Key to Drought Resilience in Ethiopia, Study Shows

    August 23, 2019

    Sarah McDaid August 23, 2019 Installing more boreholes to tap underground water will improve rural Ethiopian communities’ resilience to drought, according to a new report.  Research carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS), the University of Addis Ababa and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) showed that people who have access to groundwater from boreholes […]

  • Africa Groundwater Atlas: “X” Marks the Spot, But Where’s The Map?

    August 24, 2016

    UPGro August 24, 2016 Drilling for water is a fraught business in Africa – like being a pirate without a treasure map. In many areas, the rock is old – some of the oldest on our planet. This cracked, shattered stone that is blasted by desert heat or soaked in tropical rains with often only […]