This report describes the methodology and preliminary results from a simplified water, economy and livelihoods survey (WELS) carried out in West Africa at the same time as a groundwater residence survey (which is reported separately). Results from community discussions are presented for four case study areas in a transect across humid to semi arid conditions in Nigeria and Mali.
Lapworth, D. J.; MacDonald, A. M.; Bonsor, H.; Tijani, M. N.; Calow, R. C. Preliminary results from a Water Economy and Livelihoods Survey (WELS) in Nigeria and Mali, sub-Saharan Africa: Investigating water security across a rainfall transect. British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK (2011) 74 pp. [British Geological Survey Open Report, OR/11/018]