A GASS think tank is born dedicated to Water in Africa.
Our aim is to build up a Think Tank in, and around GASS (GeoAfricaSciences Society) which is gaining forces by acting, thinking and sharing. A synergy focussing on Water In Africa.
All sides of water in Africa, could be greater than all rivers, streams and lakes, permanent and temporary, their vital lack in the deserts and all casualties created by flash floods. That will be beyond our present resources and further in a short term delay.
So, we only aim to highlight the key elements the geoscientists, in their widespread spectrum, and not only hydrogeologists, would be aware of to enrich their experiences and react by contributing.
Other ways of thinking to contribute solve the challenges people face already and which are going to worse within the climate changes.
There are already topics bursting out of our mind:
Foggaras; Mountains aquifers; Coastal aquifers with marine intrusions and impact of climate changes; Monitoring closely the ongoing disappearance of Lake Chad; Why floods in Tamanrasset and how to fix it? How can they recharge sub aquifers (inferoflux) in the alluvium of the river dry bed rather than cause damage get lost; Store the trickling waters by channeling them directly into groundwater by simple technology; The pollution of aquifers; SASS: North-Western Sahara Aquifer System with two reservoirs: the terminal complex (CT), and the intercalary Continental (CI); Karst aquifers in carbonate formations.; Aquifers of the basement (fractured reservoirs); The geothermal by making a transition to
renewable energy; Think about an online data base for GASS members and other geoscientists (professionals, researchers and students) in Africa and elsewhere.
Right now the think tank gathered the following members:
- Dr A. Saadallah (Structural Geology)
- Pr. N. Chabour (Hydrogeology)
- Pr. Ing. Y. Emsellem (Water Resource & Management of water resource)
- Pr. T. Aïfa (Geophysics)
Geoscientists, members of GASS or potential ones, interested to join us, you are most welcome!
Posted, January 31, 2016