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Hydrogeological characterisation and water-supply potential of basement aquifers in tropical Africa

Chilton, P.J.; Foster, S.S.D.. 1995 Hydrogeological characterisation and water-supply potential of basement aquifers in tropical Africa. Hydrogeology Journal, 3 (1). 36-49. 10.1007/s100400050061

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AbstractCrystalline basement rocks, with a mantle of weathered alternation products, occur beneath very extensive areas of tropical Africa. Low-productivity aquifers are widely, but rather unpredictably, present in this formation. They yield small water supplies vital to the rural population for domestic purposes and for livestock watering. On a more localised basis, a potential may exist to develop larger supplies that are adequate for small towns or for small-scale irrigation. This paper reviews advances in the understanding of this extensive hydrogeological system, resulting from British research and experience since 1980.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/s100400050061
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Groundwater Management
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, International development, Groundwater resources
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Date made live: 01 Dec 2010 15:17
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/12470

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