Shallow Groundwater in the Atankwidi Catchment of the White Volta Basin: Current Status and Future Sustainability

Abstract

This research was conducted as part of the “Shallow Groundwater Irrigation in the White Volta Basin” project (PN 65) of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF).

This report presents findings of a detailed study conducted in the 286 square kilometer (km2) Atankwidi Catchment, Ghana. This study was aimed at (1) delineating areas under shallow groundwater irrigation (SGI) using high resolution images, and (2) determining the volume of water available in storage in the underlying shallow aquifer.

Citation

Barry, B.; Kortatsi, B.; Forkuor, G.; Gumma, M.K.; Namara, R.; Rebelo, L.M.; van den Berg, J.; Laube, W. Shallow Groundwater in the Atankwidi Catchment of the White Volta Basin: Current Status and Future Sustainability. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010) 34 pp. ISBN 978-92-9090-737-4 [DOI: 10.5337/2010.234]

Shallow Groundwater in the Atankwidi Catchment of the White Volta Basin: Current Status and Future Sustainability

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