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Burkina Faso is a landlocked, francophone Sahelian country. Gaining independence in 1960 and changing its name from the Republic of Upper Volta in 1984, the country embarked on an ambitious programme of socioeconomic improvement with an autonomist agenda. A public uprising in 2014 and military uprising in 2015 was followed by elections, a new president, the reversal of many previous Marxist policies, and the country becoming a strong ally of the USA and France in West Africa.
 
Burkina Faso is a landlocked, francophone Sahelian country. Gaining independence in 1960 and changing its name from the Republic of Upper Volta in 1984, the country embarked on an ambitious programme of socioeconomic improvement with an autonomist agenda. A public uprising in 2014 and military uprising in 2015 was followed by elections, a new president, the reversal of many previous Marxist policies, and the country becoming a strong ally of the USA and France in West Africa.
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The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see [[Geology | the Geology resources page]] for more details).  
 
The geology map on this page shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see [[Geology | the Geology resources page]] for more details).  
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Burkina Faso geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
 
A higher resolution map at 1:1 000 000 scale is published by the Ministere des Mines, des Carrieres et de l'Energie (Castaing et al., 2003a, 2003b).
 
A higher resolution map at 1:1 000 000 scale is published by the Ministere des Mines, des Carrieres et de l'Energie (Castaing et al., 2003a, 2003b).
  
[[File:BurkinaFaso_Geology4.png | centre | thumb| 500 px| Geology of Burkina Faso at 1:5 million scale. Developed from USGS map (Persits et al., 2002). For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Burkina Faso geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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[[File:BurkinaFaso_Geology4.png | centre | thumb| 500 px| Geology of Burkina Faso at 1:5 million scale. Developed from USGS map (Persits et al., 2002). For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]]]
  
 
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==Hydrogeology==
 
==Hydrogeology==
 
Geology is the main control on aquifer productivity and groundwater potential.
 
  
 
This section provides a summary of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Burkina Faso.  More information is available in the references listed at the bottom of this page. Many of these references can be accessed through the [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africaGroundwaterAtlas/atlas.cfc?method=listResults&title_search=&author_search=&category_search=&country=BF&placeboolean=AND&singlecountry=1 Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].
 
This section provides a summary of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Burkina Faso.  More information is available in the references listed at the bottom of this page. Many of these references can be accessed through the [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africaGroundwaterAtlas/atlas.cfc?method=listResults&title_search=&author_search=&category_search=&country=BF&placeboolean=AND&singlecountry=1 Africa Groundwater Literature Archive].
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The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology map]] resource page for more details).  
 
The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology map]] resource page for more details).  
  
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Burkina Faso geology and hydrogeology map'''].
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[[File:BurkinaFaso_Hydrogeology4.png| center | thumb| 500px|| Hydrogeology of Burkina Faso at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology map]] resource page]]
  
[[File:BurkinaFaso_Hydrogeology4.png| center | thumb| 500px|| Hydrogeology of Burkina Faso at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | Hydrogeology map]] resource page. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Burkina Faso geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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Geology is the main control on aquifer productivity and groundwater potential.  
  
 
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[http://www.bumigeb.bf/index.htm Bureau des Mines et de la Geologie du Burkina].
 
[http://www.bumigeb.bf/index.htm Bureau des Mines et de la Geologie du Burkina].
  
===Geology references===
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===Geology: key references===
  
 
Castaing, C, Le Metour, J, et Billa, M (Coordonnateurs). 2003a. Carte géologique et minière du Burkina Faso à 1/1 000 000. Projet SYSMIN 7 ACP BK 074: Cartographie géologique au Burkina Faso; Ministere des Mines, des Carriers et de l'Energie; Direction des Etudes et de la Planification; financé par l'Union Européenne.
 
Castaing, C, Le Metour, J, et Billa, M (Coordonnateurs). 2003a. Carte géologique et minière du Burkina Faso à 1/1 000 000. Projet SYSMIN 7 ACP BK 074: Cartographie géologique au Burkina Faso; Ministere des Mines, des Carriers et de l'Energie; Direction des Etudes et de la Planification; financé par l'Union Européenne.
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Sattran, V, et Wenmenga, U. 2002. Géologie du Burkina Faso (Czech Edition), 10 dec 2002, République de Haute-Volta, Edition BRGM, 56p
 
Sattran, V, et Wenmenga, U. 2002. Géologie du Burkina Faso (Czech Edition), 10 dec 2002, République de Haute-Volta, Edition BRGM, 56p
  
===Hydrogeology references===
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===Hydrogeology: key references===
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Barry B, Obuobie E, Andreini M, Andah W and Pluquet M. 2005. [http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/assessment/files_new/research_projects/river_basin_development_and_management/VoltaRiverBasin_Boubacar.pdf Comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture (comparative study of river basin development and management)]. Int. Water Manag. Inst.
  
 
BGS. 2002. Groundwater Quality: Burkina Faso. British Geological Survey. http://www.wateraid.org/~/media/Publications/groundwater-quality-information-burkina-faso.pdf
 
BGS. 2002. Groundwater Quality: Burkina Faso. British Geological Survey. http://www.wateraid.org/~/media/Publications/groundwater-quality-information-burkina-faso.pdf
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Ministère de l'eau. 1990. Etude des ressources en eau souterraine du Yatenga - CIEH, série hydrogéologie, 138p.
 
Ministère de l'eau. 1990. Etude des ressources en eau souterraine du Yatenga - CIEH, série hydrogéologie, 138p.
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Ministère de l'environnement et de l'eau. 1998. Politique et stratégies en matière d'eau 126p.
  
 
Obuobie E and Barry B. 2012. Burkina Faso, in Groundwater Availability and Use in Sub-Saharan Africa; a review of fifteen countries. Pavelic, P, et al. (Eds). International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka.  
 
Obuobie E and Barry B. 2012. Burkina Faso, in Groundwater Availability and Use in Sub-Saharan Africa; a review of fifteen countries. Pavelic, P, et al. (Eds). International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka.  
  
 
Smedley PL, Knudsen J and Maiga D. 2007. Arsenic in groundwater from mineralised Proterozoic basement rocks of Burkina Faso. Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 22, 1074-1092.  
 
Smedley PL, Knudsen J and Maiga D. 2007. Arsenic in groundwater from mineralised Proterozoic basement rocks of Burkina Faso. Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 22, 1074-1092.  
 
Traoré U. 2019. [http://www.rural-water-supply.net/en/resources/details/875 Challenges of Water Well Drillers & Water Well Drillers Associations: Case Studies of Six Countries (Angola, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Nigeria, United States of America, and Uganda)]. Skat Foundation and the Rural Water Supply Network, St. Gallen Switzerland, September 2019.
 
  
 
United Nations. 1988. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africaGroundwaterAtlas/atlas.cfc?method=ViewDetails&id=AGLA060029 Burkina Faso, in Groundwater in North and West Africa]. Natural Resources/Water Series No. 18, ST/TCD/5. Department of Technical Co-operation for Development and Economic Commission for Africa.  
 
United Nations. 1988. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africaGroundwaterAtlas/atlas.cfc?method=ViewDetails&id=AGLA060029 Burkina Faso, in Groundwater in North and West Africa]. Natural Resources/Water Series No. 18, ST/TCD/5. Department of Technical Co-operation for Development and Economic Commission for Africa.  
  
===General references===
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WaterAid. 2013. [file:///C:/Users/beod/Downloads/strengthening%20WASH%20services%20and%20community%20resilience.pdf Strengthening WASH services and community resilience through community-based water resource management]. Briefing note. WaterAid, Burkina Faso
 
 
Barry B, Obuobie E, Andreini M, Andah W and Pluquet M. 2005. [http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/assessment/files_new/research_projects/river_basin_development_and_management/VoltaRiverBasin_Boubacar.pdf Comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture (comparative study of river basin development and management)]. Int. Water Manag. Inst.
 
 
 
Danert K. 2019. Concerns about corrosion and the quality of handpump components in Burkina Faso and beyond. Skat Foundation. Report available [http://skat.ch/book/concerns-about-corrosion-and-the-quality-of-handpump-components/ in English] and [http://skat.ch/book/qualite-et-corrosion-des-pieces-composantes-des-pompes-a-motricite/ en français].
 
 
 
Ministère de l'environnement et de l'eau. 1998. Politique et stratégies en matière d'eau 126p.
 
 
 
WaterAid. 2013. [https://washmatters.wateraid.org/publications/strengthening-wash-services-and-community-resilience-through-community-based-water Strengthening WASH services and community resilience through community-based water resource management]. Briefing note. WaterAid, Burkina Faso
 
 
 
  
 
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