Hydrochemical, isotopic, hydrogeological and geological data from field studies of weathered crystalline rock aquifers in Tanzania and Uganda

Dataset title Hydrochemical, isotopic, hydrogeological and geological data from field studies of weathered crystalline rock aquifers in Tanzania and Uganda
Dataset creators Louise Maurice, British Geological Survey
Richard Taylor, University College London
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

Data for Uganda includes analytical, field, isotope and borehole data. Data for Tanzania includes chemistry, field, isotope and borehole data. Borehole data from the Makutopora Wellfield is also included.

This data was collected to investigate the resilience to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa (Tanzania and Uganda) of intensive groundwater abstraction from weathered crystalline rock aquifer systems.

The sustainability of such abstractions was investigated by examining historical aquifer responses to climate and intensive (> 1 l/s) abstraction, and investigating groundwater residence times at sites of intensive groundwater abstraction using multiple tracers.

The project was DFID funded. Project partners include: University College London, the British Geological Survey and the Overseas Development Institute.

Dataset content dates 01/04/2010 - 31/03/2011
Dataset spatial coverage Makutapora, Singida; Tanzania
Mubende, Rukungiri, Seeta ; Uganda
Dataset supply format MS Word
MS Excel
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 29th August 2019
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/22814d8a-a757-4da6-929b-1e1f19eab64f
Dataset citation text Maurice, L.; Taylor, R.G., (2019): Hydrochemical, isotopic, hydrogeological and geological data from field studies of weathered crystalline rock aquifers in Tanzania and Uganda. British Geological Survey. (Dataset). https://dx.doi.org/10.5285/22814d8a-a757-4da6-929b-1e1f19eab64f
Constraints and terms of use This data set is available under Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council [YEAR]".
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