Developing groundwater resources
Please cite page as: Africa Groundwater Atlas. 2019. Developing Groundwater Resources. British Geological Survey. Accessed [date you accessed the information]. Weblink.
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Developing Groundwater Resources
Successful and sustainable development of groundwater resources is a key goal for anyone involved with groundwater in Africa. There are many resources available to support policy makers and practitioners to do this. The following pages provide some information and links to further resources for successfully siting and developing sustainable groundwater sources - boreholes, wells and springs - with particular relevance to Africa.
A good overview of this subject is the book [https://www.developmentbookshelf.com/doi/book/10.3362/9781780441290 Developing Groundwater: A guide for rural water supply (MacDonald et al. 2005), which is freely available to download online.
An example of a training manual for groundwater development practitioners in Ghana puts many of the recommendations in MacDonald et al (2005) into practice: UNICEF IWASH Project, Northern Region, Ghana : an adapted training manual for groundwater development.
- - Borehole Drilling, including Professionalising Drilling