Use of remote sensing and terrain modelling to map manual drilling potential in Senegal and Guinea

The problem: Extending groundwater supply to more people is expensive using conventional technologies. Manual well drilling offers cost-saving opportunities, but the techniques involved can only be used in specific ground conditions.

The approach: Development of a systematic methodology for combining remotely sensed data with direct data from drilling records, to map the potential for manual drilling.

Key findings: Software has been developed to integrate drilling data and remotely-sensed data to map manual drilling potential in Senegal. Further validation of the approach is still needed.

Where? Guinea, Senegal

Consortium grant? No.

Principal Investigator: Robert Colombo, University of Milano Bicocca

Research Team:

  • Fabio Fussi, University of Milano Biococca
  • Francesco Fava, University of Milano Biococca
  • Letizia Fumagalli, University of Milano Biococca
  • Gayane Faye, University of Milano Biococca
  • Hamidou Barry, SNAPE
  • Souleye Wade, University Cheick Anta Diop
  • Cheik Hamidou Kane, University Cheick Anta Diop

Research Organisations:

  • University of Milano Biococca Grant NE/L002167/1
  • SNAPE, Guinea
  • University Cheick Anta Diop

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