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  PROJECT SUMMARY
1.1 Title of Sub-Programme: Environmental Assessment and Early Warning
1.2
Title of Project: ASSESSMENT OF POLLUTION STATUS AND VULNERABILITY OF WATER SUPPLY AQUIFERS OF AFRICAN CITIES
 
 
1.3 Project Number: CP/1000-02-03
1.4 Geographical Scope: 11 African countries
1.5
Implementation: UNESCO/IHP - Division of International Hydrological Programmeunder leadership of UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) and participating countries
 
 
 
1.6 Duration of the Project: 24 months
Commencing: December 2002
Completion: November 2004
 
 
 
This is a joint Project of UNEP-DEWA in collaboration with UNESCO-IHP as the implementing agency, UN-Habitat and ECA as regional and political partners. The project aims to build on the successes achieved in earlier work carried out in six (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger and Senegal) West African countries and includes four new Anglophone countries i.e. Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia. Its aim is to determine the status and vulnerability of groundwater supplies in cities of the selected countries, establish a network for exchange of related information, and develop suitable methodologies for assessing and monitoring of real and potential contamination of shallow and deeper groundwater aquifers. In the process, awareness on groundwater status at all levels will be raised and institutional capacity enhanced. The findings obtained will form the basis for formulating groundwater use policy and options for safeguarding and sustaining the resource.
 
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