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Water 2016, 8(4), 135;

Groundwater Data Management by Water Service Providers in Peri-Urban Areas of Lusaka

Cranfield Water Science Institute, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
Ian Sutton Ltd. Shrewsbury SY3 7DN, UK
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Peter J. Coombes
Received: 22 December 2015 / Revised: 14 March 2016 / Accepted: 18 March 2016 / Published: 6 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Water Challenges)
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Groundwater management by water service providers in Lusaka, Zambia, includes borehole siting, drilling and on-going monitoring. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) and devolved Water Trust managers, in order to assess their needs and collect their suggestions to improve data management. The research found that both the Water Trusts and LWSC lacked the capacity to fully utilize hydrogeological information. Prior to the research, none of the ten Water Trusts collected water level data. Four have started to collect data recently and another four have plans to, and they would like to share this data more widely. View Full-Text
Keywords: groundwater; data management; capacity building groundwater; data management; capacity building
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