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This book provides a unique coverage of the hydrology and water resources of Africa, including the neighbouring islands. The contents are covered in fourteen chapters.Emphasis is laid on the components of the hydrological cycle; precipitation, evaporation and runoff of both land and insular Africa. The hydrologic characteristics of sixteen rivers and wadi basins of different sizes are presented and discussed. In addition, hydrology of lakes, and other wetlands and storage reservoirs are presented. Furthermore, the principal groundwater aquifers are reviewed.
Last, but not least, the role of water resources in the overall development of Africa is highlighted.
Audience: This volume should appeal to researchers and professionals working in the fields of civil and agricultural engineering, physical geography, African studies, and those interested in surface and groundwater resources in Africa.
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Dedication Preface Selected Theories and Phrases
3. Analysis of Rainfall Data
6. Runoff, Streamflow, Erosion and Sedimentation
7. Hydrology of Large River Basins: Eastern and Western Africa.
8. Hydrology of Large River Basins; Central and Southern Africa
9. Hydrology of Selected Intermediate and Small River Basins
10. Hydrology of Wetlands and Natural Lakes
11. Large Dams and Storage Reservoirs andTheir Impacts
12. Groundwater Resources of Africa
13. Hydrology and Water Resources of African Islands
14. Water Resources and Development of Africa References Guide to Meteorological, Hydrometric and Water Quality Data Used in the Book Reference Index Geographical Index Reference Index Geographical Index