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Title: West Africa – Water Resources Vulnerability Using a Multidimensional Approach: Case Study of Volta Basin. Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources.
Authors: Gordon, C
Nukpeza, D
Tweneboah-Lawson, E
Ofori, B.D
Yirenya-Taiwiah, D
Ayivor, J.S
Koranteng, S
Darko, D
Mensah, A.M
Keywords: Agro-ecological zones
Environmental changes
Groundwater resources
Health changes
Social issues
Surface water resources
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 283–309.
Abstract: Changes in climatic conditions have been evident over West Africa in the past decades. Decrease in rainfall amount led to severe droughts during the 1970s and 1980s. There has been a shift of the climatic zones in a southerly direction. Consequently, most of the Volta Basin in Burkina Faso is now located in the Sahelian and Sudano-Sahelian zones. As a consequence of instability in the rainfall pattern, many rivers have dried up, large tracts of land cover have been degraded, and the water table is drawing down.
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