Project Profile: T2GS

Transformations to Groundwater Sustainability: Joint Learnings from Human-Groundwater Interactions


Principal Investigators: Margreet Zwarteveen, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Partners: Frances Cleaver, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Ben Crow, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
Marcel Kuper, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, France
Lowe Börjeson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Seema Kulkarni, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management, India
Tarik Hartani, University of Tipaza, Algeria
Zakaria Kadiri, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco
Hans Komakech, Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology, Tanzania
Ravindra Pomane, Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Krishi Gram Vikas, India
Baliram Bhumbe, Randullabad, Koregaon Taluka, India
Manuel Prieto, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile
María Teresa Oré, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Peru
Prajakta Jagtap, Panchayat Member Randullabad, India
Mohamed Naouri, Bachir El Ibrahimi University, Algeria
Ahmed Benmihoub, Research Center at Applied Economy for Development, Algeria
Cristina Dorador, University of Antofagasta, Chile
Brian Lockwood, Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, United States
Ali Hammani, Royaume du Maroc Institut Agronomique et Vetereinaire Hassan I, Morocco
Sponsors: French National Research Agency, France
Swedish Research Council, Sweden
Netherlands Initiative for Education Research, Netherlands
National Science Foundation, United States
International Social Science Council


Full Project Title: Transformations to Groundwater Sustainability: Joint Learnings from Human-Groundwater Interactions
Full Call Title: T2S2016


Project Objective: The aim of T2GS is to enunciate and normatively assess their logic and functioning in view of tracing overlaps or patterns that allow them to serve as more generic models for transformations to groundwater sustainability. This effort is inspired by theorizations of water as simultaneously social and natural, builds on recent critical scholarship on institutions, and has a particular sensitivity to how the distribution and use of groundwater is mediated by technologies.

The overall aim of this project is to create global action-research collaborations to generate new inspirations for thinking about and dealing with interconnections and interdependencies between humans and groundwater.
Call Objective: T2S has two major objectives:

To develop understanding of and promote research on transformations to sustainability which are of significant social, economic and policy concern throughout the world and of great relevance to both academics and stakeholders;

To build capacity, overcome fragmentation and have a lasting impact on both society and the research landscape by cultivating durable research collaboration across multiple borders, disciplinary boundaries, and with practitioners and societal partners. This includes facilitating the development of new research collaborations with parts of the world which are not often involved in large-scale international research efforts, notably low- and middle-income countries.


Regions: Africa, Asia, North America, South America
Countries: Algeria, Chile, India, Morocco, Peru, Tanzania, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 48 months
Call Date: July 6, 2017
Project Award Date: April 26, 2018