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Groundwater mapping

Groundwater mapping

A potential solution to climate risk in rain fed agriculture, irrigation from groundwater requires a better understanding of existing resources and their responsible use. Constraints limiting the availability of recent and reliable groundwater data include insufficient financial and human resources, sparse and dilapidated equipment, vandalism of piezometers, etc. Also, there is no proven and validated data transmission mechanism to end users, from Government (Ministries of Water Resources and Sanitation, Agriculture and Livestock) through to NGOs, municipalities, businesses, agro-pastoralists, and beyond. Finally, the design and testing of a prototype service is dependent upon identification of partners who can provide field data collection, testing and beneficiary engagement in the development of the service. 

Agriculture and food security (AFS)

Agriculture is the base of the economy of West Africa, which, as the World Bank asserts, provides livelihoods for most of the vulnerable population..

Land use land cover change and ecosystems (LUE)

Landscape management is associated with major challenges and opportunities throughout West Africa..

Water and water-related disasters (WRD)

Water scarcity and excess are the major constraints to sustainable livelihoods in the Sahel and West Africa. They usually result in floods and droughts..

Weather and climate (WAC)

West Africa is prone to high variability in seasonal weather. This is exacerbated by climate change, which increases the severity and frequency of this variation. Traditional means..

Financial instruments (FIS)

Financial Instruments (FIS) is a new service area proposed by SERVIR West Africa for 2022-2027 to build EO services that leverage stakeholders’ access to financial resources across..


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P.O. Box 320, Bamako, Mali