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Title:Artificial development of groundwater resources
Author:Jacenkow, O.B.
Periodical:Annals of Borno
Geographic term:Northern Nigeria
water management
Abstract:In the semiarid savanna areas of Africa water management depends mainly on groundwater resources. These resources, because of very low recharge, are almost not renewable. There exists another possibility of improving the water balance by decreasing the water loss due to evaporation. In many semiarid areas it is possible to store rainfall waters in deep aquifers, thereby protecting water from evaporation. The author presents the calculation methods for cavity wells and describes the theoretical basis for mathematical modelling of sophisticated drainage-recharge systems. The proof is exemplified by climatic and hydrogeological conditions of Borno State, Nigeria, as typical for many semiarid areas. Abstr., bibliogr.