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Understanding Hydrological Processes in an Ungauged Catchment in Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Marloes Mul

144 pages, 40 colour illustrations, 20 black & white tables

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Feb 2009 | #180276 | ISBN-13: 9780415549561
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Ungauged catchments can be found in many parts of the world, but particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Information collected in a gauged catchment and its regionalisation to ungauged areas is crucial for water resources assessment. Especially farmers in semi-arid zones are in need of such information. Inter and Intra-seasonal rainfall variability is large in these areas, and farmers depend more and more on additional surface and groundwater resources for their crop production. As a result, understanding the key-hydrological processes, and determination of the frequencies and magnitudes of stream flows, is very important for local food production. This is particularly true for the ungauged Makanya catchment in Tanzania, which is the subject of this study.


1. Introduction; 2. Study Area; 3.Weather and Climate; 4. Investigation of Flow Systems; 5. Investigation of Hydrological Events; 6. Hydrological Modelling; 7. Sharing Water; 8. Syntheses and Conclusions

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Marloes Mul received her MSc in Civil Engineering from Delft University in 2007. Between 2004 and 2007 she worked in Africa (Zimbabwe, Tanzania) on her PhD for UNESCO-IHE. As of January 2008 Marloes returned to UNESCO-IHE in The Netherlands as lecturer Water Resources Management, where she is now coordinating the MSc programme Water Management.

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