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2016

Improving application of Geophysical groundwater exploration - Comparative analysis of at least 4 methods in 3 urban pilots (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Improving application of Geophysical groundwater exploration - Comparative analysis of at least 4 methods in 3 urban pilots (Kenya)

Pays/Région : Kenya

Dates (prévues) : Début/Fin 01-Aug-2016 // 31-Jul-2018

Résumé
The ’Improving Sustainable Groundwater Exploration with Amended Geophysics’ (ISGEAG) project aims to apply traditional, existing and new geophysical methods in 3 reasonably well researched areas in Kenya (Kakuma, Kajiado and Mombasa). The research will show the limitations of different geophysical methods, study their best combination for each different context and improve the interpretation of the measurements. An on-the-job training trajectory for Kenyan hydrogeologists, geologists, geophysicists as well as students from related studies runs parallel to the research programme.

This will result in better interpreted, consistent and well-founded assessment of geophysical survey results, leading to better drilling results and a more sustainable abstraction of groundwater. Hence, the burden of fetching water is alleviated and occurrence of water-related diseases reduced. This particularly benefits the urban population, the poorest, women and children

Objectifs
The project foresees the following main outcomes : Improved practices in the use, interpretation and application of (traditional) geophysical surveys, so that it is truly distinctive in finding the best location for new boreholes Introduction, validation, and integration of ‘new’ geophysical methods4 for groundwater exploration Introduction of “minimal” reporting standards for consultants involved in geophysics and groundwater exploration. Strengthened understanding regional (fractured) aquifers, their recharge processes and their status of (over)exploitation. Improved awareness and knowledge about basic monitoring and mapping programs useful to support groundwater exploration. Improved knowledge-sharing between the local Kenyan partners on geophysics, groundwater exploration and borehole drilling. In future, this should lead to a Kenyan-based expert team that can further develop the knowledge base and support other parties

Partenaire (s) : Amref Health Africa In Kenya - Funding partner, Extending partner Individual donations / local contributions - Funding partner SamSamWater - Funding partner, Implementing partner Acacia Water B.V. - Funding partner, Accountable partner VIA Water - Funding partner KenGen - Funding partner, Implementing partner

Finance : 224,050 EUR

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