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Hydrogeological and geophysical investigations for groundwater in the Arumeru District (Northern Tanzania)

Ghiglieri, Giorgio and Balia, Roberto and Oggiano, Giacomo and Ardau, Federica and Pittalis, Daniele (2008) Hydrogeological and geophysical investigations for groundwater in the Arumeru District (Northern Tanzania). Rendiconti online SGI, Vol. 2 (1-3), p. 431-432. Article.

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Abstract

Due to water shortage, in the wards of Ngarenanyuki and Oldonyosambu (Arumeru District, Northern Tanzania), the per capita daily water consumption is 8 liters as.average, The avaleability goes down to 3-4 liters in the dry seasons when most of the population cannot resort to seasonal ponds or streams and so it is compelled to concentrate around the few perennial water points. This datum is quite far from the Millennium Goal objectives that foresee a quantity of at least 20 l/d/p (litres per day per person) for the Development Countries population, within 2015. Problems are also related to water quality, in particular, the high concentration of fluoride that characterises the waters in East Africa Rift System.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:2567
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Groundwater, fluoride pollution, Tanzania
Subjects:Area 04 - Scienze della terra > GEO/05 Geologia applicata
Area 04 - Scienze della terra > GEO/03 Geologia strutturale
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze botaniche, ecologiche e geologiche
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Ingegneria del territorio
001 Università di Sassari > 02 Centri > Centro interdipartimentale Nucleo di ricerca sulla desertificazione
Publisher:Società Geologica Italiana
Publisher Policy:Depositato per gentile concessione della Società Geologica Italiana
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:08

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