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Sourcing of sustainable groundwater supplies: An investigation of a weathered crystalline rock aquifer system in central Uganda

This research is focusing on groundwater sources in a rural area of central Uganda. Wells are being surveyed for their functionality, water quality and susceptibility to pollution sources. A catchment has been selected and instrumented for the collection of hydrometric data, and a water balance for the catchment is being evaluated using a lumped parameter hydrological model. The impacts of changing climate will be assessed using the model, including the impacts of future climate scenarios on groundwater resources and potential well supplies. The project is part of the larger Water is Life research project being coordinated by Dundalk IT, which involves several Irish third-level institutions and Makerere University in Uganda. The project is funded by HEA/Irish Aid.