Hydrogeology of Burundi
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Dr Kirsty Upton and Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey, UK
|Estimated Population in 2013*||10,162,532|
|Rural Population (% of total) (2013)*||88.5%|
|Total Surface Area*||25,680 sq km|
|Agricultural Land (% of total area) (2012)*||75.3%|
|Border Countries||Rwanda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west|
|Annual Freshwater Withdrawal (2013)*||288 Million cubic metres|
|Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Agriculture (2013)*||77.1%|
|Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Domestic Use (2013)*||17%|
|Annual Freshwater Withdrawal for Industry (2013)*||5.9%|
|Rural Population with Access to Improved Water Source (2012)*||73.2%|
|Urban Population with Access to Improved Water Source (2012)*||91.5%|
* Source: World Bank
For further detail on the climate datasets used see the climate resources section.
This section provides a summary of the geology of Burundi. More information is available in the report (http://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/fulldetails.cfm?id=AGLA060003 Groundwater in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa: Burundi UN 1988) (see References section, below).
The geology map shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale (see the Geology resources page for more details).
This section provides a summary of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in COUNTRY. More information is available in the report [ADD LINK UN] (1988) (see References section, below).
The hydrogeology map shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the Aquifer properties resource page for more details).
For further information about transboundary aquifers, please see the Transboundary aquifers resources page
References with more information on the geology and hydrogeology of Burundi can be accessed through the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive.
United Nations. 1989. Groundwater in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa: Burundi. United Nations Department of Technical Cooperation for Development.