Ethiopia Groundwater Projects

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The following is a list of selected groundwater projects in Ethiopia.

Note: this is not a comprehensive list of groundwater projects: there are many more. If you have information on other significant groundwater projects in Ethiopia, please let us know and we will add them to these lists. Contact us on

- The UPGro project Hidden Crisis investigated the multiple reasons for borehole hand pump failure in Ethiopia as well as in Malawi and Uganda.
- the Africa Groundwater Exploration and Assessment Program is run by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and funded by USAID. The programme aims to build a good understanding of the potential for developing potable groundwater supply in Ethiopia and Kenya, and to build local capacity to plan and carry out the groundwater investigations and monitoring needed for good, sustainable groundwater resource development and management. One part of this project has been developing groundwater maps for arid regions of Kenya and Ethiopia.
- The Groundwater mapping for climate resilient WASH in arid and semi-arid areas of Ethiopia project (2018-2020) created harmonized geological maps, groundwater suitability maps and socio-economic maps on a scale of 1:250,000 for eight clusters in Ethiopia. 1:50,000 hydrogeological maps and 1:10,000 drilling maps were then prepared for target kebeles to dientify potential drilling sites. All documents, maps and data can be visualized and downloaded from a public webservice system, the GW4E viewer.

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