Flowing Underground: A NileWell Event for Groundwater Stories

Submitted by Info Nile on Wed, 11/23/2022 - 15:57
NileWell Event

More than 70% of the rural population in many parts of the Nile Basin depends on groundwater. As surface water sources like rivers and lakes dry up due to climate change, groundwater holds the promise of closing the gap to supply clean water to all. Over the past year, InfoNile has supported journalists across the Nile Basin to work with scientists and tell stories on groundwater and other water issues in this transboundary river basin.

On 1st December 2022, we shall be launching a new cross-border story, titled Flowing Underground, that was produced for the Nile Basin Initiative. We shall also be awarding the 2022 Science Communication Competition for University Students. The two will be done under NileWell, our platform that enables journalists, environmentalists and scientists to connect, collaborate and share resources across the Nile Basin. This event will also showcase #EverydayNile photos by 10 photojournalists from nine countries documenting everyday water stories around the Nile River and its tributaries capturing the everyday life in the Nile Basin countries.

The event will include a networking reception with journalists and scientists, live music and exhibition walk through.

The event is conducted in partnership with MoTIV, Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, JRS Biodiversity Foundation, and IHE-Delft Water and Development Partnership Programme.

To attend, please register here