Christina Fraser, a second year PhD student funded through the Climate Justice Fund: Water Futures Programme, has published her first journal paper. It is currently in press and available open access online. The paper is part of a special issue on ‘Transboundary Aquifers of the World’ published in the Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. The full paper can be downloaded from the link below.
The paper, titled “A national approach to systematic transboundary aquifer assessment and conceptualisation at relevant scales: A Malawi case study”, focuses on the need for a country to examine their entire national border for transboundary aquifers in order to allow directed local and national scale management of vulnerable groundwater resources. The paper is co-authored by Prof. Robert Kalin and Dr. Michael Rivett (Director and Research Fellow of the CJF Project respectively) alongside Mr. MacPherson Nkhata (Chief Hydrogreological Officer) and Ms. Modesta Kanjaye (Director of Water Resources Department) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development for the Government of Malawi.
This is the first of a series of planned papers for Christina’s PhD. It is hoped that her research will assist Malawi and its neighbours to better understand and manage their transboundary aquifers cooperatively.