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2016/2017 Academic Year

 

Prof. Peter QuarteyGroundwater Resources Development in Ghana: Past Present and Future

ABSTRACT

Water is fundamental to the survival of mankind and has played critical roles in the management of our ecosystem.  Water predominates the earth’s surface and covers 71.4% of the Earth. Fresh groundwater is the source of 30.1% of all fresh water on Earth. (Fitts, 2002) and contributes 95% of available freshwater. Many cities in the world, including in the United States of America, Europe, China, Indonesia and Africa depend wholly or partially on groundwater for domestic, agricultural and industrial water supplies. In the USA, 22% of total national withdrawals come from groundwater sources. In Africa, the Great Manmade River of Libya was created from the Nubian Sandstone aquifer and supplies most of Libya for domestic, agricultural and Industrial uses. Groundwater is the main source of water in all Sub-Saharan countries for domestic and agriculture purposes...read more        

Prof. Bruce Kofi Banoeng-Yakubo