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MacDonald, A.M., Bonsor, H.C., Dochartaigh, B.E.O. and Taylor, R.G. 2012. Quantitative maps of groundwater resources in Africa. Environmental Research Letters, 7


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Quantitative maps of groundwater resources in Africa.

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In 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.

Year: 2012

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