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Welcome to the Africa Groundwater Atlas

This Atlas is an online resource that provides an introduction to the groundwater resources of 51 African countries, and a gateway to further information. The aim of the Atlas is to improve the availability and accessibility of high quality information on groundwater in Africa, to support the safe and sustainable development and use of groundwater resources.

The Atlas includes a summary of the hydrogeology, groundwater status and groundwater management of individual countries, with links to further information through the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive; and provides supporting information on aspects of hydrogeology at a continental scale.

Hydrogeology by country

The Hydrogeology by country section provides a summary of the hydrogeology, groundwater resources and status, and groundwater management of 51 African countries, and a gateway to further information. The country profiles have been prepared by the British Geological Survey (BGS) in collaboration with groundwater experts in the relevant countries. Details of all the contributing authors can be found here.

Resource pages

This section provides a series of resource pages with information on key issues related to hydrogeology, groundwater use and management - such as climate, recharge and groundwater quality, and background on the datasets used to develop the Atlas.

Further project information

Further information on the Africa Groundwater Atlas project.

Terms of use

Terms of use for information provided in the Atlas.

Africa Groundwater Literature Archive

The Africa Groundwater Literature Archive is is an online database containing bibliographic references for thousands of items of literature related to groundwater in Africa. These include published and unpublished reports, journal papers, maps, books and academic theses. The full archive can be searched by country and thematic keywords; selected items can be searched by detailed location; and, where possible, links to full-text documents are provided. More information on the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive project is available here.

Contact us

If you would like further information about the Africa Groundwater Atlas, or have groundwater information you would like to see added to the Atlas, please contact us at AfricaGWAtlas@bgs.ac.uk.

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