This book provides a unique coverage of the hydrology and water resources of Africa, including the neighbouring islands. The contents are covered in fourteen chapters. The volume contains a CD-ROM with raw meteorological, hydrometric and water quality data. Emphasis is laid on the components of the hydrological cycle; precipitaion, evaporation and runoff of both land and insular Africa. The hydrologic characteristics of sixteen rivers and wadi basins of different sizes are presented and discussed. In addition, hydrology of lakes, and other wetlands and storage reservoirs are presented. Furthermore, the principal groundwater aquifers are reviewed.
Last, but not least, the role of water resources in the overall development of Africa is highlighted.
This volume should appeal to researchers and professionals working in the fields of civil and agricultural engineering, physical geography, African studies, and those interested in surface and groundwater resources in Africa.