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List of Groundwater and Hydrogeology Maps in Africa

Continental Maps

Map Title Date Scale Editors Publishing Organisation Format Where to find Notes
Groundwater resources of Africa 2018 BGR / WHYMAP Paper map with marginalia Special edition produced for 7th Africa Water Week. Depicts current status on groundwater resources mapping in Africa. Includes cross sections, TBA maps and information from regional hydrogeological studies
World Karst Aquifer Map 2017 WHYMAP Vector shapefile; paper map on poster; available to view in online portal Shapefile download ; Online map portal
Global transboundary aquifer (TBA) maps 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 IGRAC and UNESCO-IHP Created as shapefiles; available to view in online portal; paper map on poster Online map portal
Global Groundwater vulnerability to floods & droughts 2015 1: 25 million WHYMAP Vector shapefile; paper map on poster; available to view in online portal Shapefile download ; Online map portal ; Scanned pdf map on poster
Groundwater (aquifer) productivity for Africa 2012 nominal 1:20 million MacDonald et al BGS xyz tab-delimited text file (easily convertible to raster/grid in GIS) Download digital map Part of Quantitative Maps of Africa set. Shows estimated relative aquifer productivity based on potential borehole yield (properly located, constructed etc) as a proxy, with 6 classes from Very High (> 20 l/s) to Very Low (< 0.1 l/s)
Groundwater storage for Africa 2012 nominal 1:20 million MacDonald et al BGS xyz tab-delimited text file (easily convertible to raster/grid in GIS) Download digital map Part of Quantitative Maps of Africa set. Shows potential groundwater storage as water depth in mm, with 6 classes from 0 to > 50,000 mm
Depth to groundwater for Africa 2012 nominal 1:20 million MacDonald et al BGS xyz tab-delimited text file (easily convertible to raster/grid in GIS) Download digital map Part of Quantitative Maps of Africa set. Shows potential groundwater storage as water depth in mm, with 6 classes from 0 to > 50,000 mm
Groundwater and river basins of the world 2012 WHYMAP Scanned pdf Scanned pdf
Groundwater resources map of Africa 2008 WHYMAP Scanned pdf map Scanned pdf map Extract from ‘Groundwater Resources map of the World
Carte hydrogeologique de l’Afrique Hydrogeological map of Africa 2008 1:10 million Jean Jaques Seguin et al BRGM

Regional / Multi-Country

Map Title Date Scale Editors Publishing Organisation Format Where to find Notes
Ramotswa Aquifer 2018? Ramotswa project consortium Created as shapefiles. Available to view in online portal. Ramotswa Information Management System (RIMS)

http://ramotswa.un-igrac.org ||Online portal with maps of the Ramotswa aquifer (Botswana + South Africa). Multiple map layers including aquifer boundary, location of springs, groundwater levels and quality parameters, recharge.

SADC Hydrogeological map 2010 1:2.5 million Sweco Internationl (Sweden); Council for Geoscience (South Africa); Water Geosciences Consulting (South Africa) and Water Resources Consultants (Botswana). Created as shapefiles. Available to view in online portal Online map portal at www.gip.sadc-gmi.org or www.sadc-gip.un-igrac.org Hydrogeological map shows aquifer lithology, flow type and groundwater potential
Middle East Hydrogeology / Vorderer Orient Hydrogeologie 1990 1: 8 million Schöler et al Universität Tübingen, Germany Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal at https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr
Hydrogeological Map of the Arab Region and Adjacent Areas 1988 1:5 million J Khouri & A Droubi Regional Office for Science & Technology in the Arab States, ACSAD; WRD & UNESCO Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal at https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr Covers Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, (CAR?), Algeria, Morocco, WS, Mauritania, parts of Mali, Niger & Chad
Map of groundwater resource potentiality of West and Central Africa 1986 1: 5 million BRGM Paris Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal at https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr Combines type of reservoir, mainly based on lithology and potentiality grades, based on number of wells/sources inventoried.
North Africa – Tunesia, Algeria 1983 1: 1 million Stuckmann et al German Research Society, Berlin Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal at https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr
Carte de Planification des Ressources en Eau du Gabon et du Congo 1982 1: 1 million Comité Interafricain d’Etudes Hydrauliques, Ouagadougou & BRGM, Orléans Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal at https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr Represents ‘renewable resource of aquifers as fraction of mean effective precipitation. Also shows exploitable reserves, main geological formations, rivers, main wells
Carte de Planification des ressources en eau du Ghana, du Togo et due Benin 1978 1:1 million Bourgeois Comite Interafricain d’Etudes Hydrauliques, Ougadougou / BRGM Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal at https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr
Carte de planification pour l’exploitation des eaux souterraines de l’Afrique soudano-sahelienne 1976 1:1.5 million BRGM with Bureau Central d’Etudes pour les equipments Outre-Mer (Mali) & Comite Inter-africain d’Etudes Hydrauliques (Niger)
Groundwater in North and West Africa 1975 1:4 million Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal at https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr
Carte hydrogeologique du Congo Belge et du Ruanda Urundi 1957 1:5 million M J Snel Service Geologique du Congo Belge Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal at https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr


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