This volume disseminates research investigations for achieving sustainable groundwater supplies in challenging local community environments across the African continent. It explores the search for integrated water, sanitation, hygiene delivery and best implementation practice.
Through a variety of case studies, it illustrates the current status and pitfalls that hydrogeologists experience and highlights the relevant challenges that especially Sub-Saharan Africa still faces in this battle.
I -- Best practice guidelines 1 Water supply and sanitation issues in Africa 2 Groundwater resources in Africa 3 Framework of best practices for groundwater supply and sanitation provision 4 Best practice for groundwater quality protection 5 Summary and recommendations II -- Case studies 6 Groundwater dynamics in the East African Rift System 7 Aquifer vulnerability and its implication for community water supply of Porto-Novo region (South -- East of Benin) 8 Vulnerability of dolomite aquifers in South Africa 9 A low tech approach to evaluating vulnerability to pollution of basement aquifers in sub-saharan aquifer 10 Preserving groundwater quality against microbiological contamination through differentiated aquifer management in Africa 11 Fluoride in African groundwater: Occurrence and mitigation 12 Practical methods to reduce iron in groundwater with a case study 13 Investigation of borehole failures -- experience from Botswana 14 Cost-effective boreholes in sub-saharan Africa 15 Water supply and sanitation in the democratic republic of the Congo 16 Rural water supply and sanitation in Malawi: Groundwater context 17 Community-based groundwater quality monitoring: A field example 18 Charitable endowments as an institute for sustainable groundwater development and management
University of Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa Univeristy of Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa