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100 1 Kebede, Seifu.|eauthor.
245 10 Groundwater in Ethiopia|h[electronic resource] :|bFeatures,
Numbers and Opportunities /|cby Seifu Kebede.
260 1 Berlin, Heidelberg :|bSpringer Berlin Heidelberg :
300 XIV, 283 p. 116 illus., 96 illus. in color.|bonline
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
347 text file|bPDF|2rda
490 1 Springer Hydrogeology
490 0 Springer eBooks.|aEarth and Environmental Science
505 0 Groundwater in regions and basins -- Very shallow and
shallow groundwater -- Geochemistry and water quality --
Isotope hydrology in water cycle studies in Ethiopia --
Functions of Groundwater -- Groundwater potential,
recharge, water balance: vital numbers -- Groundwater
human health and sanitation -- Groundwater as strategic
resource -- Groundwater management.
520 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.
650 0 Earth sciences.
650 0 Hydrology.
650 0 Geochemistry.
650 0 Geology.
650 0 Hydrogeology.
650 0 Environmental management.
650 14 Earth Sciences.
650 24 Hydrogeology.
650 24 Hydrology/Water Resources.
650 24 Geology.
650 24 Environmental Management.
650 24 Geochemistry.
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