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Low permeability rocks in sub-Saharan Africa : groundwater development in the Tabora Region, Tanzania

Davies, J.; O Dochartaigh, B.E.. 2002 Low permeability rocks in sub-Saharan Africa : groundwater development in the Tabora Region, Tanzania. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 76pp. (CR/02/191N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

Access to adequate water supplies is a basic need of all rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many such communities rely upon the small quantities of groundwater held within thin weathered zones and fractures in low permeability ancient Precambrian and younger rocks that underlie much of the region. The identification and assessment of these water resources especially during periods of prolonged drought, is a major challenge. Data collected during borehole drilling, the monitoring of water levels and water abstraction are vital for the planned sustainable development of such resources. This case study demonstrates how NGOs and government departments can best develop these limited resources with only limited additional inputs to those normally used.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Groundwater Management
Funders/Sponsors: DFID KaR
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, International development
Date made live: 11 Mar 2014 12:39 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/505608

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