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The hydrogeology of the Oju/Obi area, eastern Nigeria: Adum West area data report

MacDonald, A.M.; Davies, J.. 1998 The hydrogeology of the Oju/Obi area, eastern Nigeria: Adum West area data report. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 50pp. (WC/98/066) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

Oju is a remote part of south-eastern Nigeria that suffers from severe water shortage during the annual dry season. From November to April, unprotected ponds, seepages and hollows are the primary source of domestic water. Unfortunately, these sources become less reliable towards the end of the dry season and many are contaminated. As a consequence, much of the population of Oju (300 000 approx.) is badly affected by a variety of water related illnesses, of which guinea worm and malaria are endemic; outbreaks of cholera, typhoid and dysentery are also common. In response, DFID have commissioned WaterAid to provide improved village level, year round water sources, primarily utilising the limited groundwater resources of the area. Due to the complex hydrogeology, WaterAid have asked the British Geological Survey (BGS) to assist with the project. BGS are applying the results of TDR projects undertaken within other parts of the world to study these marginal groundwater resources. The groundwater investigations by BGS started in September 1996. There are three main aims of the research: (1) to assess the potential of the Oju area for sustainable groundwater supplies; (2) to develop appropriate methods for siting wells or boreholes in the Oju environment; and (3) to recommend appropriate methods and designs for exploiting groundwater. , This report forms one of a series of data reports designed to complement the summary assessment of the hydrogeology of the Oju/Obi area and the Groundwater Development Map. The data presented were collected on five separate trips, August-September 1996, November-December 1996, February- March 1997, October-December 1997 and January-April 1998.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: Department for International Development (DfID), WaterAid UK
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: 16 Apr 2014 13:15 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/506843

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