Daten zum Projekt

Extension Phase of Senior Fellowship for Dr. Lydia A. Olaka: "Quantification of Trends in Groundwater Storage over time and Development of Novel Tools for Sustainable Resource Management in the Central Kenya rift"

Initiative: Wissen für morgen – Kooperative Forschungsvorhaben im subsaharischen Afrika (beendet)
Ausschreibung: Postdoctoral Fellowships "Resources, their Dynamics and Sustainability - Capacity-Development in Comparative and Integrated Approaches"
Bewilligung: 27.06.2018
Laufzeit: 2 Jahre


Increased withdrawal of groundwater, has led to rapid depletion, quality deterioration, subsidence, loss of lakes and associated biodiversity in various parts of the world causing concern to users and groundwater managers. For countries in Africa to meet their Sustainable Development Goals on water, they have to deal with water scarcity, pollution and accelerated declines. In the recent years the central Kenya rift has experienced reduced groundwater levels and changes in water quality related to over abstraction in some parts, sustainable management of the groundwater, requires interventions guided by a proper understanding the dynamics and trends within the aquifers due to recharge and abstraction of groundwater. This requires collaboration between scientists and groundwater managers.


  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut Stützel

    Universität Hannover
    Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
    Institut für Gartenbauliche Produktionssysteme
    Abteilung Systemmodellierung Gemüsebau

  • Dr. Lydia A. Olaka

    University of Nairobi
    Department of Geology
    College of Physical and Biological Sciences

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