What is GRIPP

The Groundwater Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), aims at strengthening, expanding and connecting current groundwater initiatives. GRIPP supports the Global Framework for Action developed by the Groundwater Governance Project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP), the International Association of Hydrologists (IAH) and the World Bank. Building on IWMI’s three decades of research, GRIPP will embed sustainable groundwater practices at the heart of natural resource management and the SDGs.

How GRIPP works

Creating long-term partnerships
GRIPP reinforces and expands country-level and international partnerships. It supports national initiatives with capacity building, research, technical support, policy guidance and impact-monitoring activities.

Sharing transferable solutions
GRIPP works with partners to document and disseminate lessons learned from groundwater management. It presents information in simple, easy to access formats for a variety of stakeholders.

Scaling-up successes
Based on solid documentation and rigorous assessments, GRIPP helps countries to replicate and scale-up proven approaches and technologies through long-term engagement.

Filling knowledge gaps
GRIPP engages with knowledge providers to enhance understanding of critical practical and policy issues, while developing cross-disciplinary capacity, teams and tools.

About the GRIPP Case Profile Series

The GRIPP Case Profile Series provides concise documentation and insight on groundwater solution initiatives from around the world to practitioners, decision makers and the general public. Each case profile brief covers a contemporary intervention (innovation, technology or policy) or a series of applied groundwater management-related approaches aimed at enhancing groundwater sustainability from an environmental and socioeconomic perspective at local, national or international level. Integrated analysis of the approach, background, drivers, stakeholders, implementation, experiences and outcomes are discussed with a view to illustrating best practices, factors that could lead to success or failure, and wider applicability. The case profiles are peer-reviewed. They also are registered with formal ISSN numbers, ISBN numbers, and DOI codes. Ideally, a case is based on, and synthesizes work published in conventional research publications for policy makers and practitioners.

Series published online by:

Technische Universität Dresden / Center of Advanced Water Research, Germany

Contact person:
Dr. Catalin Stefan
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Department of Hydrosciences
Research Group INOWAS
01069 Dresden, Germany
Tel.: +49 351 46344144
Email: catalin.stefan@tu-dresden.de