Comprehensive analysis of groundwater resources in Ethiopia
The book fills a much needed knowledge gap for policy making and for practitioners
Regional differences in groundwater potential are shown for the first time
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: Springer Hydrogeology (SPRINGERHYDRO)
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
About this book
a) For the first time the basement aquifer of Ethiopia has been described hydrogeologically based on genesis of regoliths (deep weathering and striping history); clear regional difference in groundwater potential is shown for the first time; comparative accounty has been given regarding groundwater occurrence in the generally low grade basement rocks of Ethiopia (Arabian Nubian shield) and high grade basement rocks of the rest of Africa.
b) For the first time groundwater occurrence in multilayred sedimentary rocks account for spatial variation in degree of karstification; deformation history, and stratigraphy.
c) The vast volcanic aquifers of Ethiopia which have previously classified based on their ages are now reclassified based on age, morphology (eg. groundwater in plateau volcanics, groundwater in shield volcanics) and aquifer structure.
d) The loose alluvio lacustrine sediments which were known as least extensive in previous works based on areal cover are in fact shown to host the most voluminous groundwater resources in Ethiopia. These aquifers have now been described based on their geomorphology, extent, and genesis.
The aim of this book is to use these newly created knowledge to redefine the understanding of groundwater resources in Ethiopia.
- Arabian Nubian Shield
- Ethiopian Aquifers
- Groundwater Resource Base
- Strategic Resource
- Water Management
- Water Quality
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Earth Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Book Title: Groundwater in Ethiopia
Book Subtitle: Features, Numbers and Opportunities
Authors: Seifu Kebede
Series Title: Springer Hydrogeology
Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg
Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-30390-6Published: 01 August 2012
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-50958-6Published: 23 August 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-30391-3Published: 01 August 2012
Series ISSN: 2364-6454
Series E-ISSN: 2364-6462
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 283
Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour