Springer Hydrogeology

Groundwater in Ethiopia

Features, Numbers and Opportunities

Authors: Kebede, Seifu

  • Comprehensive analysis of groundwater resources in Ethiopia
  • The book fills a much needed knowledge gap for policy making and for practitioners
  • Regional differences in groundwater potential are shown for the first time
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This book provides a comprehensive description of groundwater resources in Ethiopia and its various dimensions (groundwater as resource, environmental functions, and socioeconomics). The prevailing knowledge of groundwater resources in Ethiopia (or elsewhere in Sub Saharan Africa) was based on geological and stratigraphic framework known nearly four decades ago (mainly 1960's and 70's). Thanks to the substantial geoscientific research since the 70's a new set of relevant geological/stratigrahpic data has been created that helps to re-define our understanding of groundwater resources in Africa as a whole and in Ethiopia in particular:
a) For the first time the basement aquifer of Ethiopia has been described hydrogeologically based on genesis of regoliths (deep weathering and striping history); clear regional difference in groundwater potential is shown for the first time; comparative accounty has been given regarding groundwater occurrence in the generally low grade basement rocks of Ethiopia (Arabian Nubian shield) and high grade basement rocks of the rest of Africa.
b) For the first time groundwater occurrence in multilayred sedimentary rocks account for spatial variation in degree of karstification; deformation history, and stratigraphy.
c) The vast volcanic aquifers of Ethiopia which have previously classified based on their ages are now reclassified based on age, morphology (eg. groundwater in plateau volcanics, groundwater in shield volcanics) and aquifer structure.
d) The loose alluvio lacustrine sediments which were known as least extensive in previous works based on areal cover are in fact shown to host the most voluminous groundwater resources in Ethiopia. These aquifers have now been described based on their geomorphology, extent, and genesis.

The aim of this book is to use these newly created knowledge to redefine the understanding of groundwater resources in Ethiopia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kebede, Seifu

    Pages 1-13

  • Groundwater Occurrence in Regions and Basins

    Kebede, Seifu

    Pages 15-121

  • Very Shallow and Shallow Groundwaters

    Kebede, Seifu

    Pages 123-162

  • Geochemistry and Water Quality

    Kebede, Seifu

    Pages 163-185

  • Isotope Hydrology in Water Cycle Studies in Ethiopia

    Kebede, Seifu

    Pages 187-203

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-30391-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-30390-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Groundwater in Ethiopia
Book Subtitle
Features, Numbers and Opportunities
Authors
Series Title
Springer Hydrogeology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30391-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30391-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30390-6
Series ISSN
2364-6454
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 283
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
Topics