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Water harvesting in Bakel, Senegal

Skillius, Åsa (1991) In Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Abstract
This is the result of a field study performed during July -September 1990 in Bakel, eastern Senegal. The village Bakel is in a semi-arid region with low agricultural productivity as a result of drought, degraded soils and excessive rainwater runoff. The thesis presents environmental conditions of the region and the water harvesting techniques introduced by a Swedish funded reforestation project. A series of mesurements were made in a drainage basin used by the project as an experimental area to reveal the effect of stone and earth bounds on the plant available soil moisture. The bounds' function is to decrease runoff, thereby increasing infiltration. The results of the study do not support the hypothesis that the bounds increase soil... (More)
This is the result of a field study performed during July -September 1990 in Bakel, eastern Senegal. The village Bakel is in a semi-arid region with low agricultural productivity as a result of drought, degraded soils and excessive rainwater runoff. The thesis presents environmental conditions of the region and the water harvesting techniques introduced by a Swedish funded reforestation project. A series of mesurements were made in a drainage basin used by the project as an experimental area to reveal the effect of stone and earth bounds on the plant available soil moisture. The bounds' function is to decrease runoff, thereby increasing infiltration. The results of the study do not support the hypothesis that the bounds increase soil moisture. In addition, no differences were found between the two bound types in their ability to increase soil moisture. (Less)
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author
Skillius, Åsa
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
geography, physical geography, water harvesting, Bakel, Senegal
publication/series
Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
report number
22 A
funder
SIDA, Minor Field Study programme (MFS)
language
English
additional info
Måns Hallberg, expert in soil conservation, Bakel, Senegal.
id
2064986
date added to LUP
2011-10-20 13:38:09
date last changed
2011-12-29 12:58:24
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  abstract     = {This is the result of a field study performed during July -September 1990 in Bakel, eastern Senegal. The village Bakel is in a semi-arid region with low agricultural productivity as a result of drought, degraded soils and excessive rainwater runoff. The thesis presents environmental conditions of the region and the water harvesting techniques introduced by a Swedish funded reforestation project. A series of mesurements were made in a drainage basin used by the project as an experimental area to reveal the effect of stone and earth bounds on the plant available soil moisture. The bounds' function is to decrease runoff, thereby increasing infiltration. The results of the study do not support the hypothesis that the bounds increase soil moisture. In addition, no differences were found between the two bound types in their ability to increase soil moisture.},
  author       = {Skillius, Åsa},
  keyword      = {geography,physical geography,water harvesting,Bakel,Senegal},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser},
  title        = {Water harvesting in Bakel, Senegal},
  year         = {1991},
}