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Advancements in Civil Engineering & Technology

Protection of Continental Surface Waters in Senegal: What Strategy Should be Adopted for Sustainable Development?

  • Open or Close Cheikh Faye*

    Department of Geography,Laboratory of Geomatics and Environment, Senegal

    *Corresponding author: Cheikh Faye, Department of Geography, Laboratory of Geomatics and Environment, Senegal

Submission: May 26, 2018; Published: July 17, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACET.2018.01.000521

ISSN 2639-0574
Volume1 Issue5

Abstract

Senegal has a rich and diversified hydrological potential. Most of the surface water reserves are located in the basins of the Senegal and Gambia Rivers, to which are added smaller rivers (Casamance and Kayanga) and small temporary flow basins. Unfortunately, these water resources are today threatened by anthropogenic actions of various origins and by the harmful effects of climate change. In addition, inadequate water management policies exacerbate water scarcity and are often not conducive to sustainable management of water resources. The protection of continental surface waters in Senegal faces major challenges.

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