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/s100400050061Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
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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|
|Date made live:||01 Dec 2010 15:17|
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