Quality of Ouagadougou drinking waters
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The “URBAN POLLUTION OF SURFICIAL AND GROUNDWATER AQUIFERS IN AFRICA” project is a joint UNEP/UNESCO initiative of monitoring of surficial and groundwater's in African cities. It is aimed at identifying the eventual pollution hot points and raising the populations and decision makers’ awareness on these issue. Ouagadougou has been selected as a project site during the experimental phase whose activities entrusted to the Hydrogeology laboratory of the University of Ouagadougou were launched in January 2000. The first publication of the Early Warning bulletin contains the first achievements of the national project’s team. The bulletin will be regularly released and shall be the regular warning journal entitled to disseminate the information on the quality of the drinking water in Ouagadougou. The Authorities of the University of Ouagadougou thought it necessary to have the collaboration and cooperation of the population to achieve this project which involves the health of the residents of the City.
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