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==List of Groundwater and Hydrogeology Maps in Africa==
 
==List of Groundwater and Hydrogeology Maps in Africa==
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The lists below give details of more than 60 groundwater maps of all or parts of Africa, at various scales. Many of these maps are available to view online, and weblinks are provided where relevant.
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If you know of maps that aren't on this list but should be, please let us know! Email us: AfricaGWAtlas@bgs.ac.uk
  
 
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|Ramotswa Aquifer ||2018? || ||  ||Ramotswa project consortium ||Created as shapefiles. Available to view in online portal.||[http://ramotswa.un-igrac.org Ramotswa Information Management System] (RIMS) ||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.
 
|Ramotswa Aquifer ||2018? || ||  ||Ramotswa project consortium ||Created as shapefiles. Available to view in online portal.||[http://ramotswa.un-igrac.org Ramotswa Information Management System] (RIMS) ||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.
 
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|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. || [www.sadc-gip.un-igrac.org Online map portal] || Hydrogeological map  shows aquifer lithology, flow type and groundwater potential
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|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. ||[https://apps.geodan.nl/igrac/ggis-viewer/viewer/sadcgip/public/default Online map portal] || Hydrogeological map  shows aquifer lithology, flow type and groundwater potential
 
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|Middle East Hydrogeology / Vorderer Orient Hydrogeologie ||1990 ||1: 8 million ||Schöler et al  ||Universität Tübingen, Germany || ||Scanned image available to view in [https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal]||
 
|Middle East Hydrogeology / Vorderer Orient Hydrogeologie ||1990 ||1: 8 million ||Schöler et al  ||Universität Tübingen, Germany || ||Scanned image available to view in [https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal]||
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|Groundwater resources of the Republic of South Africa – Sheet 2 ||1995  ||1: 2.5 million || Vegter et al  ||DWAF, Pretoria || ||Scanned image available to view in [https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal]. See also [http://www.dwaf.gov.za DWAF].||
 
|Groundwater resources of the Republic of South Africa – Sheet 2 ||1995  ||1: 2.5 million || Vegter et al  ||DWAF, Pretoria || ||Scanned image available to view in [https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal]. See also [http://www.dwaf.gov.za DWAF].||
 
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|Groundwater pollution vulnerability map Republic of Botswana ||1995 ||1:1 million ||Busch & von Hoyer ||Geological Survey Department, Lobatse|| || ||
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|Groundwater pollution vulnerability map Republic of Botswana ||1995 ||1:1 million ||Busch & von Hoyer ||Geological Survey Department, Lobatse|| ||Print (hard copy); Scanned PDF ||
 
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|Hydrogeological map of Lesotho ||>1993 ||1:300,000 ||Arduino et al ||Government of Lesotho Ministry of Natural Resources, Department of Water Affairs, Ground Water Division; Government of Italy General Directorate of Development Cooperation || ||Scanned image available to view in [https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal] ||
 
|Hydrogeological map of Lesotho ||>1993 ||1:300,000 ||Arduino et al ||Government of Lesotho Ministry of Natural Resources, Department of Water Affairs, Ground Water Division; Government of Italy General Directorate of Development Cooperation || ||Scanned image available to view in [https://geoviewer.bgr.de/mapapps4/resources/apps/whymap/index.html?lang=en&tab=whymap_gwr WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal] ||
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|Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) suitability map for North Kenya ||2013 || ||  ||Acacia Water || ||Available to view in [http://marportal.un-igrac.org Online Portal] ||  
 
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|Groundwater development potential map for the Northern Region, Ghana ||2011 || ||Ó Dochartaigh et al ||BGS ||Created in GIS; available only as pdf in report ||[http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/15246/ Ó Dochartaigh et al (2011)]  ||
 
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|Groundwater availability in Benishangul-Gumuz region, Ethiopia || 2009|| || Ó Dochartaigh ||BGS / RIPPLE||Created in GIS; available only as pdf ||[https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/57a08bbde5274a31e0000d30/bgs-mapping-poster.pdf  Ó Dochartaigh (2009)] ||Thematic map on poster with information on how it was developed
 
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|Groundwater Potential of part of Benishangul-Gumuz region, Ethiopia ||2008 || ||Lemacha ||WaterAid Ethiopia / RIPPLE ||Created in GIS; available only as pdf ||[https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/57a08bbeed915d622c000e7d/guide-for-gis-developers.pdf  Lemacha 2008)] ||Thematic map on poster with information on how it was developed
 
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|Geohydrological Map Series of South Africa ||1998-2002 ||1:500,000 ||Girmann et al || DWAF, Pretoria || || ||
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|Groundwater Potential Maps for Nzega and Tabora study areas, Tanzania ||2002 || ||Davies & Ó Dochartaigh || BGS||Created in GIS; available only as pdf in report ||[http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/505608/ Davies & Ó Dochartaigh (2002)] ||Maps with accompanying table describing geology, groundwater targets, quality and recommended field development techniques
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|Afram Plains Groundwater Development Map ||2002 || ||Davies & Cobbing ||BGS ||Created in GIS; available only as pdf in report ||[http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/505607/  Davies & Cobbing (2002)] ||
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|Groundwater development maps of Oju and Obi Local Areas, eastern Nigeria || 1998||1:100,000 ||MacDonald & Davies ||BGS || Created in GIS; available only as pdf in report||[http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/500112/ MacDonald & Davies (1998)]||
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|37 maps in Abbay river basin, Ethiopia ||1997 || ||BRGM / BCEOM / ISL || || || ||Maps created for 'Abbay river basin integrated development master plan project'
 
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As well as the maps in the lists above, there are other maps at a country or sub-country scale, many of which were produced and/or edited by [https://www.brgm.eu/ '''BRGM''']. The BRGM maps are mainly in Sahelian countries (see the map below). They were produced between 1952 and 2010, and are held in BRGM archives. Most of the maps exist as pdf images; a few are in paper (hard copy) format only. Also in [https://www.brgm.eu/ BRGM]'s archives are more groundwater maps produced by other organisations, most of which are in paper format only. The details of these maps will be added to the lists on this page soon.
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[[File:BRGM_maps_in_Africa.png| 300px|center|thumb|The number of groundwater maps produced and/or edited by [https://www.brgm.eu/ BRGM] in African countries between 1952 and 2010. These maps are held in  [https://www.brgm.eu/ BRGM] archives.]]
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List of Groundwater and Hydrogeology Maps in Africa

The lists below give details of more than 60 groundwater maps of all or parts of Africa, at various scales. Many of these maps are available to view online, and weblinks are provided where relevant.

If you know of maps that aren't on this list but should be, please let us know! Email us: AfricaGWAtlas@bgs.ac.uk

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
Groundwater resources of the world 2008 1:25 million & 1:40 million WHYMAP Vector shapefile to download; Paper map on poster; Available to view in online portal.

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) 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. Online map portal 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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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

National / Country

Map Title Date Scale Editors Publishing Organisation Format Where to find Notes
MAR suitability map for South Africa 2009 DWP Available to view in online map portal
Carte Hydrogeologie de Madagascar 2008 1:500,000 Davies BGS
Hydrogeological Map of the Republic of South Africa 2004 1:2 million I du Toit Department of Water Affairs & Forestry, Pretoria Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Hydrogeological Map of Namibia 2001 1:1 million van Wyk et al Geological Survey Namibia, Department of Water Affairs, Windhoek & Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Hannover Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal; explanations in report Groundwater in Namibia (Christelis and Struckmeier 2001/2011)
Ethiopia: Water security and drought 2001 1:3.5 million MacDonald et al BGS Created in GIS. Available as pdf image Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Ile Maurice Carte Geologique au 1:50 000 Schema hydrogeologique 1999 1:50,000 Giorgi et al Republique du Maurice; Union Europeene; Ministere des Affaires Etrangers Cooperation et Francophonie
Groundwater harvest potential of the Republic of South Africa 1996 1:3 million Seymour et al DWAF, Pretoria Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal. See also DWAF.
Groundwater resources of the Republic of South Africa – Sheet 1 1995 1: 2.5 million Vegter et al DWAF, Pretoria Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal. See also DWAF.
Groundwater resources of the Republic of South Africa – Sheet 2 1995 1: 2.5 million Vegter et al DWAF, Pretoria Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal. See also DWAF.
Groundwater pollution vulnerability map Republic of Botswana 1995 1:1 million Busch & von Hoyer Geological Survey Department, Lobatse Print (hard copy); Scanned PDF
Hydrogeological map of Lesotho >1993 1:300,000 Arduino et al Government of Lesotho Ministry of Natural Resources, Department of Water Affairs, Ground Water Division; Government of Italy General Directorate of Development Cooperation Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Groundwater resources of Swaziland - Hydrogeological Map 1992 1:250,000 Canadian International Development Agency; Kingdom of Swaziland Department of Geological Surveys and Mines Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Mapa Hidrogeologico de Angola 1990 1:1.5 million Hidroprojecto Consultores de Hidraulica e Salubridade SA, Lisboa & MacDonald & Partners Ltd Cambridge Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Hydrogeological map of Tanzania 1990 1:500,000 Sir M MacDonald & Partners Ltd, Cambridge with Hidroprojecto Consultores de Hidraulica e Salubridade, SA, Lisboa Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Hydrogeological map of Uganda 1989 1: 1.5 million Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners / Institute of Hydrology / BGS Scanned image available to view in portal
Hydrogeological Map of Sudan 1989 1:2 million National Corporation for Development of Rural Water Resources, Sudan & TNO-DGV Institute of Applied Geoscience, The Netherlands Scanned image available to view in portal
Hydrogeological Map of Ethiopia 1988 1:2 million Chernet Ethiopian Institute of Geological Surveys, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Addis Abeba Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Hydrogeological Map of Egypt 1988 1:2 million Research Institute for Groundwater, Giza / Water Research Center, Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources Arab Republic of Egypt Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Carta Hidrogeologica de Mocambique 1987 1:1 million Ferro & Bouman Direccao Nacional de Aguas, Ministerio da Constucao e Aguas, Maputo Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Groundwater resources map of the Republic of Botswana 1987 1:1 million von Hoyer & Struckmeier Geological Survey Department, Lobatse Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Hydrogeological reconnaissance map of Malawi 1987 1:250,000 Basali et al Department of Surveys, Blantyre
Zimbabwe Regional Hydrogeological Map 1986 1: 500,000 Ministry of Energy & Water Resources & Development, Harare Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Carte de Reconnaissance des Eaux Souterraines de la Republique de Djibouti 1983 1:300,000 Müller et al Service du Genie Rural, Djibouti & BGR, Hannover Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
10 maps of main aquifers in 10 African countries 1977 1: 5 million BRGM Paper (hard copy) Funded by EEC and FAC (French Fund for Aid & Cooperation). Based on inventory of docs in CNRS, UNESCO & BRGM. Represents main continuous & discontinuous aquifers, graded according to facies, mean thickness & overall flow rates & water quality
Hydrogeological Map - Somalia 1971 1:1 million Popov Ministry of Mining & Water Resources, Mogadiscio Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Carte Hydrogeologique de la Republique du Tchad 1969 1:500,000 Scheider & Wolff BRGM Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Groundwater maps of the Kingdom of Libya 1964 1:4 million Jones USGS Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Carte de reconnaissance hydrogeologique du Niger Sud Oriental 1964 1:1 million F Pirard BRGM Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Carte Hydrogeologique du Sud de Madagascar 1957 1:500,000 J Aurouze Service Geologique de Madagascar Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal
Hydrogeological Map of Zambia  ? 1:1.5 million MacDonald & Partners ? Geological Survey Department, Lusaka; Department of Water Affairs Scanned image available to view in WHYMAP/WHYMIS portal

Sub-national (e.g. district, catchment, aquifer)

Map Title Date Scale Editors Publishing Organisation Format Where to find Notes
Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) suitability map for North Kenya 2013 Acacia Water Available to view in Online Portal
Groundwater development potential map for the Northern Region, Ghana 2011 Ó Dochartaigh et al BGS Created in GIS; available only as pdf in report Ó Dochartaigh et al (2011)
Groundwater availability in Benishangul-Gumuz region, Ethiopia 2009 Ó Dochartaigh BGS / RIPPLE Created in GIS; available only as pdf Ó Dochartaigh (2009) Thematic map on poster with information on how it was developed
Groundwater Potential of part of Benishangul-Gumuz region, Ethiopia 2008 Lemacha WaterAid Ethiopia / RIPPLE Created in GIS; available only as pdf Lemacha 2008) Thematic map on poster with information on how it was developed
Geohydrological Map Series of South Africa 1998-2002 1:500,000 Girmann et al DWAF, Pretoria
Groundwater Potential Maps for Nzega and Tabora study areas, Tanzania 2002 Davies & Ó Dochartaigh BGS Created in GIS; available only as pdf in report Davies & Ó Dochartaigh (2002) Maps with accompanying table describing geology, groundwater targets, quality and recommended field development techniques
Afram Plains Groundwater Development Map 2002 Davies & Cobbing BGS Created in GIS; available only as pdf in report Davies & Cobbing (2002)
Groundwater development maps of Oju and Obi Local Areas, eastern Nigeria 1998 1:100,000 MacDonald & Davies BGS Created in GIS; available only as pdf in report MacDonald & Davies (1998)
37 maps in Abbay river basin, Ethiopia 1997 BRGM / BCEOM / ISL Maps created for 'Abbay river basin integrated development master plan project'

Unlisted Maps

As well as the maps in the lists above, there are other maps at a country or sub-country scale, many of which were produced and/or edited by BRGM. The BRGM maps are mainly in Sahelian countries (see the map below). They were produced between 1952 and 2010, and are held in BRGM archives. Most of the maps exist as pdf images; a few are in paper (hard copy) format only. Also in BRGM's archives are more groundwater maps produced by other organisations, most of which are in paper format only. The details of these maps will be added to the lists on this page soon.

The number of groundwater maps produced and/or edited by BRGM in African countries between 1952 and 2010. These maps are held in BRGM archives.


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