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Karen Villholth

Karen Villholth

Karen Villholth joined IWMI in 2012 as Senior and later Principal Researcher, sub-Theme Leader and Coordinator of the global partnership GRIPP, Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, working from the Southern Africa regional office in Pretoria, South Africa. Her work focuses on: groundwater irrigation in smallholder farming in Sub-Saharan Africa, transboundary aquifers, assessment of climate change impacts on groundwater resources, groundwater futures in Sub-Saharan Africa, recharge assessments in semi-arid regions, role of depleting aquifers on global food production, groundwater governance, and training of African river basin organisations on groundwater management.
    Nature’s whims cause water crises. But Nature's infrastructure can stop them
    Nature’s whims cause water crises. But Nature's infrastructure can stop them
    Man-made structures have stood powerless to avert tragedy after tragedy during 2018’s rainy season. Hundreds of people remain missing in Laos...