Quantitative maps of groundwater resources in Africa

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Title
Quantitative maps of groundwater resources in Africa
Author
Alan M. Macdonald, et al
Year of publication
2012
Publisher
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS
URL
http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/2/024009/
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Summary
n Africa, groundwater is the major source of drinking water and its use for irrigation is forecast to increase substantially to combat growing food insecurity. Despite this, there is little quantitative information on groundwater resources in Africa, and groundwater storage is consequently omitted from assessments of freshwater availability. Here we present the first quantitative continent-wide maps of aquifer storage and potential borehole yields in Africa based on an extensive review of available maps, publications and data.
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Regions
  • Burkina Faso (BFA)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)
  • Guinea (GIN)
  • Zambia (ZMB)
  • Botswana (BWA)
  • Congo (COG)
  • Eritrea (ERI)
  • Chad (TCD)
  • Senegal (SEN)
  • Angola (AGO)
  • Gambia (GMB)
  • Samoa (WSM)
  • Benin (BEN)
  • Libya (LBY)
  • Nigeria (NGA)
  • Tunisia (TUN)
  • Djibouti (DJI)
  • Burundi (BDI)
  • Mali (MLI)
  • United Republic of Tanzania (TZA)
  • Guinea-Bissau (GNB)
  • Swaziland (SWZ)
  • Uganda (UGA)
  • Cameroon (CMR)
  • Lesotho (LSO)
  • Madagascar (MDG)
  • Seychelles (SYC)
  • Niger (NER)
  • Equatorial Guinea (GNQ)
  • Sudan (SDN)
  • Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)
  • South Africa (ZAF)
  • Brunei Darussalam (BRN)
  • Zimbabwe (ZWE)
  • Kenya (KEN)
  • Rwanda (RWA)
  • Liberia (LBR)
  • Gabon (GAB)
  • Central African Republic (CAF)
  • Malawi (MWI)
  • Togo (TGO)
  • Western Sahara (ESH)
  • Ethiopia (ETH)
  • Namibia (NAM)
Themes
  • Groundwater General
  • Climate (and groundwater)

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