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Groundwater Occurrence, Recharge and Productivity in Tertiary Volcanic Rocks of Ethiopia and Climate Change Implications

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Abstract

This chapter discusses groundwater occurrence, recharge and productivity in the Tertiary volcanic rocks (Trap series) of the north-central plateau of Ethiopia. It outlines the various water-bearing rocks and the provenance of recharge mechanisms in these aquifer media. It also elaborates on the possible impact of climate change on the groundwater recharge and yield and gives generalized groundwater management strategies in the face of climate change in Ethiopia.

Keywords

  • Aquifer
  • Flood basalts
  • Fractured zones
  • Groundwater management
  • Weathered zones

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Tafesse, N.T., Alemaw, B.F. (2020). Groundwater Occurrence, Recharge and Productivity in Tertiary Volcanic Rocks of Ethiopia and Climate Change Implications. In: Matondo, J.I., Alemaw, B.F., Sandwidi, W.J.P. (eds) Climate Variability and Change in Africa . Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31543-6_8

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