Groundwater Resources Sustainability in Africa Under a Climate Change Scenario: Knowledge Gaps and Needs
Climate change induced effects on surface-water resources in Africa have been widely reported. However, characterising climate change effects on groundwater resources in the continent is largely complicated due to uncertainty and multi-scale heterogeneity in climate models. Thus, there is need to evaluate groundwater resources availability and sustainability in the continent under climate change scenario. This paper is an assessment of sustainable development and management of groundwater resources in Africa in relation to climate change. Current knowledge gaps and needs on climate change effects on groundwater resource availability and sustainability in Africa are presented.
KeywordsClimate change Groundwater resource Sustainability Knowledge gaps Africa
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