Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa

  title={Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Mark O. Cuthbert and Richard G. Taylor and Guillaume Favreau and Martin C. Todd and Mohammad Shamsudduha and Karen G. Villholth and Alan M. MacDonald and Bridget R. Scanlon and D. O. Valerie Kotchoni and Jean Michel Vouillamoz and Fabrice Messan Amen Lawson and Philippe Armand Adjomayi and Japhet J. Kashaigili and David Seddon and James P. R. Sorensen and Girma Yimer Ebrahim and Michael Owor and Philip M. Nyenje and Yahaya Nazoumou and Ibrahim Baba Goni and Boukar Ousmane and Tenant Sibanda and Matthew J. Ascott and David M. J. Macdonald and William A. Agyekum and Youssouf Koussoube and Heike Wanke and Hyungjun Kim and Yoshihide Wada and M. H. Lo and Taikan Oki and Neno Kukuri{\'c}},
Groundwater in sub-Saharan Africa supports livelihoods and poverty alleviation1,2, maintains vital ecosystems, and strongly influences terrestrial water and energy budgets3. Yet the hydrological processes that govern groundwater recharge and sustainability—and their sensitivity to climatic variability—are poorly constrained4,5. Given the absence of firm observational constraints, it remains to be seen whether model-based projections of decreased water resources in dry parts of the region4 are… 

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  • 2019
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