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Developing quantitative aquifer maps for Africa

MacDonald, A.M.; O Dochartaigh, B.E.; Bonsor, H.C.; Davies, J.; Key, R.. 2010 Developing quantitative aquifer maps for Africa. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 28pp. (IR/10/103) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

In 2010 the Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned a BGS-led team to undertake a one-year study aimed to improve understanding of the resilience of African groundwater to climate change and links to livelihoods. As part of this project, the research team undertook hydrogeological field studies in West and East Africa, examined the linkages between water use and household economy, and developed an aquifer resilience map for Africa using geological and hydrologeological maps and information. This is one of a series of progress reports written for the project partners and steering group to help discussion. The report describes the approach used to develop the quantitative base maps required to build a final map of groundwater resilience to climate change in Africa.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Groundwater Science
Funders/Sponsors: Department for International Development (DfID)
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed. Report made open by author May 2013
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, International development
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Date made live: 07 May 2013 12:39 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/501779

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