Africa News - Groundwater

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January 11, 2016
Shallow groundwater poses pollution problem for Africa
Regions along the Gulf of Guinea are at high risk of groundwater pollution on the continent, according to a map drawn by researchers at the Université Catholique de Louvain’s Earth and Life Institute in Belgium. Much of Central Africa and some coastal lands in northwest Africa are also vulnerable.
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October 21, 2015
In Cameroon, harvesting floodwater brings better health
As part of a new project aimed at helping communities adapt to recurrent flooding, the government is installing rainwater harvesting systems in vulnerable Douala neighbourhoods. The idea is simple: catch and store clean water for people to use whenever flooding makes groundwater unsafe.
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February 1, 2016
Drought and poor control of boreholes add to crisis
Desperate farmers are drilling boreholes to extreme depths, some beyond 500m. But water and borehole experts say these depths are excessive, with the average extent varying between 60m and 150m.
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November 30, 2015
A New Mapping Program Could Provide Access to New Water Sources in Kenya
A new groundwater mapping program in Kenya could provide relief to farmers and communities in the drought-plagued country.
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August 19, 2015
The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems
Water access is a big problem. In Kenya, 63% of the population use an improved source of drinking water and 46% live below the poverty line.