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How do new development activities affect coastal groundwater systems in Africa? The case of Kwale, Kenya

Author
Ferrer, N.; Folch, A.; Line, M.; Odida, J.; Olago, D.; Thomson, P.; Hope, R.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
44th IAH 2017 Congress: Groundwater Heritage and Sustainability
Date of publication
2017
Presentation's date
2017-09-25
Book of congress proceedings
44th IAH 2017 Congress: Groundwater Heritage and Sustainability
First page
1
Last page
1
Abstract
Industrialisation and free markets are powering African growth in the 21st century. The African continent has huge potential for wealth generation from its extensive mineral resources; the scale of resource exploitation has grown rapidly in recent years following discoveries of hitherto unknown and economically viable mineral deposits. However, these new development activities, including not only mineral extraction but also industrial agriculture, are associated with an increase in water use and...
Keywords
Coastal Africa, development, groundwater, water resources management
Group of research
GHS - Hydrogeology Group

Participants

  • Ferrer Ramos, Nuria  (author and speaker )
  • Folch Sancho, Albert  (author and speaker )
  • Line, Mike  (author and speaker )
  • Odida, Julius  (author and speaker )
  • Olago, Dan  (author and speaker )
  • Thomson, Patrick  (author and speaker )
  • Hope, Robert  (author and speaker )