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|Title: ||Groundwater management using groundwater modeling: case study on Akaki Wellfield, Addis Ababa City, Ethiopia|
|Authors: ||Lulu, Shiferaw|
Hiwot, Abebe G.
|Issue Date: ||2005|
|Publisher: ||© WEDC, Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||LULU, S. ... et al, 2005. Groundwater management using groundwater modeling: case study on Akaki Wellfield, Addis Ababa City, Ethiopia. IN: Kayaga, S. (ed). Maximising the benefits from water and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 31st WEDC International Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 31 October-4 November 2005, pp. 307-310.|
|Abstract: ||Groundwater Modeling is one of the main tools used in the hydrogeological sciences for the assessment of the resource
potential and prediction of future impact under different circumstances/stresses. Its predictive capacity makes it the most
useful tool for planning, design, implementation and management of the groundwater resources. Although it has been
widely used by developed countries since the 1970’s, its importance and application was not well understood in Ethiopia
until the 1990’s. Some fragmental works to solve specific problem are appearing in recent times. One of such works is
the groundwater modeling work on Akaki Wellfield, which is a wellfield developed for the supply of Addis Ababa City.
Groundwater model has been developed for Akaki Wellfield in year 2000 and revised in 2002. Based on the Model prediction
the sustainable pumping rate from the wellfield was proposed with a continuous monitoring of the pumping rate and
drawdown. The wellfield commenced pumping in 2002 within the proposed pumping rate. Monitoring of the discharge
and water level evolution through time is being done by Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA). This case
study is prepared to present the result of the monitoring work and the model prediction and deals with the importance of
groundwater modeling for planning, design, implementation and management of groundwater resources.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Appears in Collections:||WEDC 31st International Conference|
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