Groundwater webinars

We organize several webinars within the groundwater dossiers. The advantage of a webinar over a normal video is the simple fact that you can interact with the speaker. We therefore strongly recommend you to join the upcoming webinars! Of course we realize that we all have busy agenda’s so you will find links to recorded webinars as well.

If you want to present your own groundwater story in a webinar, don’t hesitate to send us an email at Take a look here for all our webinars.


Upcoming groundwater webinars


Groundwater for food security in the Bengal basin

In this webinar Dr. M. Shamsudduha (University College London) will talk about the groundwater risks related to public health and food security in the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. More information on this webinar will be announced soon.


Past groundwater webinars

Fluoride in Groundwater: An Underground Scourge (May 02, 2014)

Dr Seifu Kebede (Addis Ababa University) and Sara Datturi (MetaMeta) provide an overview of the occurrence of Fluor in groundwater in Ethiopia, and an analysis of a variety of schemes set up to minimize fluoride intake by Ethiopian Central Rift Valley communities who have little choice but to use Fluoride-rich groundwater sources for their water supply. More info and recording of the webinar… 

Groundwater in a Global Perspective: Unveiling what local studies fail to notice (Oct 25, 2013)

Jac van der Gun addresses highlights from the book Groundwater around the World: A Geographic Synopsis that he wrote recently together with his French colleague Jean Margat. He explains in simple language how a global view on groundwater helps understanding this resource better. More info…
You can watch the recording and download the presentation here.


Roads for Water (Nov 26, 2013)

In this webinar Ian mc Neal (Excellent Development!) and Frank van Steenbergen (MetaMeta) show how roads can be designed in a way that it helps to manage water. Did you know for example that roads can be used to slow down runoff or to harvest water and recharge groundwater with it?
Though the focus of this webinar is on roads, there are strong links with groundwater. More info…
You can watch the recording here in high-quality Flash version or watch the recording here in medium quality.


Webinars organized by Friends of TheWaterChannel

GW CoP Webinars

The Community of Practice of GEF organises a series of webinars. GEF stands for the Global Environment Facility and is a partnership of many countries, organizations, institutes and companies that address global environmental issues. Their groundwater webinar series can cover any topic related to groundwater and are held in a workshop kind of setting. Anybody can follow them and share their information. Join them here:



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