Water for Africa’s groundwater must be harnessed for communities.

New information about Africa’s groundwater resources should be used to improve the lives of vulnerable populations, using a human-centred approach to groundwater development, say John Thomas and colleagues from the Rockefeller Foundation. Researchers at the British Geological Survey recently estimated that Africa’s groundwater storage capacity is 100 times larger than the amount of freshwater resources..

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Ten African nations pledge to transform their economies to take nature into

Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate “natural capital” into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development. Dubbed the..

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