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Using GIS for Clean Water Maps in Africa

I couldn’t find much information or detail on this story, but wanted to note it for future reference:

Scientists and volunteers from Earthwatch have developed a comprehensive new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database that will help local communities in the Samburu region of Kenya to manage their water supply and avert public health crises…Compiled over three years, the maps detail permanent and temporary water sources, including springs, rivers, pools and dams. They also include information about water quality and seasonal variability. “In this semi-arid region where people and wildlife compete for natural resources, the new GIS database has the potential to greatly improve access to clean drinking water”. Full article here.

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Written by Aman

March 25, 2007 at 5:53 pm

Posted in ICT, Water

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