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Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Recharge in Some Subsaharian Areas

  • Maurizio Barbieri
  • Stefania VitaleEmail author
  • Giuseppe Sappa
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Abstract

Groundwater is a key element for people living in the Sub-Saharian region because it is the primary source of water, covering a crucial role in supplying water for multiple purposes. Water scarcity is becoming a limiting factor for economic development in these basins, as it is in many other basins located in developing countries with arid climates, lagging water infrastructure development, and rapidly increasing populations. Groundwater and climate change make a linked system. Climate change has a huge impact on groundwater, considering the fact that it is one of the main drivers which stresses the resilience of people living in these areas and makes groundwater resource highly sensitive to it. The goal of this paper is to give an integrated view of two focus themes, groundwater and climate change, inside two areas: the first is Dar es Salaam Coastal plain, in the eastern part of the United Republic of Tanzania; the second one is the area of Limpopo National Park, in the Mozambican part of the Limpopo River Basin.

Keywords

Groundwater recharge Climate change Mozambique Tanzania 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Barbieri
    • 1
  • Stefania Vitale
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giuseppe Sappa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceSapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Civil Building and Environmental EngineeringSapienza UniversityRomeItaly

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