Groundwater Recharge Processes and Groundwater Management in a Tropical Crystalline Basement Aquifer: PhD: UNESCO-IHE Institute, Delft, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Groundwater Recharge Processes and Groundwater Management in a Tropical Crystalline Basement Aquifer

PhD: UNESCO-IHE Institute, Delft, 1st Edition

By Nyasha Lawrence Nyagwambo

CRC Press

182 pages

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Description

This study proposes a simple method for assessing the potential available monthly and annual recharge in a small crystalline basement aquifer catchment, taking into consideration the rainfall and the physical characteristics of the catchment. By studying the geology, land use and rainfall, and applying different techniques for estimating recharge, it has been deduced that occurrence of groundwater recharge, and hence the potential for recharge, is controlled by the rainfall regime and evaporative fluxes, whilst the geology and vegetation characteristics of a catchment influence the mechanism and magnitude of actual recharge.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Overview of Groundwater Recharge Studies

3. The Water Balance and Groundwater Recharge Estimation

4. Background to the Study Area

5. Fieldwork and Data Interpretation

6. Catchment Water Balances and Water Balance Model

7. Recharge Estimates in the Nyundo Catchment

8. Summary and Synthesis

9. Conclusions

About the Author

Nyasha Lawrence Nyagwambo was born in Mutasa, Zimbabwe. His interest in in groundwater recharge estimation methods. He is a proponent of solutions which are as simple as possible, eradicating the need for experts and costly methods.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply