'The development of groundwater supplies in Libya'

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Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Wednesday 5th June 2013 (16:15-17:15)
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Part of the School Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor John Lloyd, Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences

Host: John Tellam


A progressive water supply deficit in Libya and inherent difficulties with some of the conventional supply sources has led to an innovative policy of major groundwater transfer from the interior to the coast. A Project, known as the Great Man-Made River Project has been designed and implemented. The presentation describes the decision processes entailed in the location and construction of the principle wellfields for the Project. While the emphasis is on hydrogeological factors, contributory constraints related to some of the Project contracts and wider issues are also noted.