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Groundwater Pollution in Africa

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Published by Taylor & Francis .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsYongxin Xu (Editor), Brent Usher (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages353
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7494744M
ISBN 10041541167X
ISBN 109780415411677

Groundwater is a bit safer from pollution than surface water from some types of pollution because some pollutants are filtered out by the rock and soil that water travels through as it travels through the ground or once it is in the aquifer. But rock and soil can’t get out everything, depending on the type of rock and soil and on the types of. Groundwater quality case studies in Botswana: in GROUNDWATER POLLUTION IN AFRICA.

Y. Xu, S. Marais & L. McCaffrey (). "A Preliminary Discussion of Aquifer Protection Strategies for Some Areas in Bophuthatswana", Groundwater Quality and Pollution, ISBN, Biennial Ground Water Convention, South Africa, 13 August   Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Mauritius, for instance, have functional groundwater databases. This means that they are keeping records of what is occurring in terms of groundwater projects.

  Groundwater can also be affected by point and non-point source pollution. A chemical spill can seep directly into the ground, polluting the water below. But more often than not, groundwater becomes polluted when non-point sources of contamination such as agricultural runoff or prescription medications find their way into the water within the Earth.   These may leach into the surrounding soils and groundwater. Very little research has been conducted world-wide on the mineral contamination potential of cemeteries, and virtually none in South Africa. The aim of the study is to determine whether burial practices affect the mineral content of soils in cemeteries.


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Groundwater Pollution in Africa Download PDF EPUB FB2

Issues of groundwater pollution in Africa. Overview: Nitrate pollution of groundwater in Southern Africa; Nitrate pollution of groundwater in Nigeria; Groundwater quality in Cameroon and its vulnerability to pollution; Groundwater contamination Groundwater Pollution in Africa book Ghana; Characterization of diffuse pollution of shallow groundwater in the Harare urban area, Zimbabwe; Groundwater contamination from pesticides in Africa; Degradation of groundwater resources under African.

Invarious UN organizations launched a collaborative effort to assess the vulnerability of groundwater in several African cities. The project addressed the issue of aquifer vulnerability and the protection of groundwater quality.

This book is a collection of thirty peer-reviewed papers on the topic, and provides a glimpse of the situation acrCited by:   Groundwater Pollution in Africa (Balkema: Proceedings and Monographs in Engineering, Water and Earth Sciences) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Brent Usher (Author, Editor), Yongxin Xu (Editor) Format: Kindle EditionCited by: This paper reviews the main sources and processes leading to groundwater contamination from pesticides, the status of groundwater contamination from pesticides in Africa and in particular South Africa.

It then also discusses possible mitigation measures for groundwater protection Author: N.Z. Jovanovic. Groundwater pollution is a serious problem throughout the African continent.

This book is a collection of thirty papers on the topic, and provides a glimpse of the situation across the continent. also includes groundwater quality management in areas of rapid urbanisation in Africa and other developing areas. This book provides a broad overview of the situation in Africa, where topics of special significance to the continent, and some broad country perspectives are highlighted.

Specific case studies substantiate these general perspectives. Nitrate, as emphasized by a majority of the papers, is a. They confirm that groundwater in African cities is subjected to different pollution pressure exerted by several sources such as leaking sewage systems, solid waste dumpsites, household waste pits.

Soils and Groundwater Remediation explores the toxic levels of metals, radionuclides, inorganics, and anthropogenic organic compounds found in the soils and groundwater of Asia, Africa and Oceania. This 14 chapter book reviews the distribution, transformation, and dynamics of the pollutants.

The authors also reflect on the impact of Acid-rain. Africa’s groundwater resources. The information and recommendations contained in this publication build upon the pollution.

and risk assessments carried out by the UNEP/UNESCO project, as well as groundwater protec. tion experiences in a number of developing. Shallow groundwater poses pollution problem for Africa This article is more than 4 years old : The underground water in many densely populated regions is.

About this book Groundwater pollution is a serious problem throughout the African continent. While this is not surprising, very little attention has been paid to the problem.

Information on this threat to Africa's future is therefore not readily available. Environmental and Pollution Science, Third Edition, continues its tradition on providing readers with the scientific basis to understand, manage, mitigate, and prevent pollution across the environment, be it air, land, or water.

Pollution originates from a wide variety of sources, both natural and man-made, and occurs in a wide variety of forms including, biological, chemical, particulate or.

The book will provide valuable reference and insight to professionals and decision-makers confronted with a wide diversity of challenges, including groundwater quality management in areas of rapid urbanisation in Africa and other developing areas. (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Groundwater Pollution in Africa - Google Books. Invarious UN organizations launched a collaborative effort to assess the vulnerability of groundwater in several African cities. The project. The result of groundwater pollution risk map is shown in Fig.

We classified Africa into five zones corresponding to a very low, low, moderate, high and very high groundwater pollution risk. We observe a very low and low risk for the Sahara desert where large sedimentary basins are found. He has contributed chapters to several books of John Wiley & Sons, Taylor & Francis and A.A.

Balkema; the most recent is Groundwater Pollution in Africa (, Taylor & Francis Publishers). Alan MacDonald is a principal hydrogeologist with the British Geological Survey (BGS), and has worked for them for 15 years.4/5(1). He has contributed chapters to several books of John Wiley & Sons, Taylor & Francis and A.A.

Balkema; the most recent is Groundwater Pollution in Africa (, Taylor & Francis Publishers). Alan MacDonald is a principal hydrogeologist with the British Geological Survey (BGS), and has worked for. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

Groundwater pollution in Africa in. Resource degradation through pollution of underlying groundwater is widespread in Africa in both urban and rural areas (Xu and Usher, ). This is because of its invisible nature -it takes a long.

Shallow Groundwater Poses Pollution Problem for Africa The groundwater in many of Africa’s most crowded regions lies close to the surface, making it vulnerable to pollution, a study shows. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.Avoiding point pollution and contamination 48 Minimizing non-point pollution 53 Protecting groundwater resource areas 57 Use of safe sources 60 Remediation 66 6 Establishing groundwater management organizations 71 Informal systems of groundwater management This book “Groundwater in Namibia” and the attached “Hydrogeological Map of Namibia” at a scale, are the result of a two years’ technical cooperation project of the Republic of Namibia and the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Map and Book synthesise the groundwater related data, informa-tion and knowledge available in Namibia.