Abidjan’s aquifer vulnerability

Amenan Agnès Kouame (PhD student at UNIL) is working on the vulnerability to pollution of the aquifer of Abidjan. Abidjan is a 7 million inhabitants megacity, with several huge rubbish dumps located inside the city. Some fieldwork was done in January 2014, with Marc-Henri Derron, for soil and geological mapping and sampling. For this project four piezometers divers will be setup and a mini-weather station Davis has been installed at the University Nangui-Abrogoua.

This project is made in cooperation with the Prof. Goula of the Laboratory of Geosciences and Environment (University Nangui-Abrogoua), and thanks to the help of Prof. Abdoulaye Abba Toure (Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte-d’Ivoire). Prof. Abba Toure and Jaboyedoff visited each other end of 2013 to launch this project.

Prof. Abba Toure and Agnes at UnilWeather installationLeft: Prof. Abba Toure and Agnes at UNIL. Rigth: installation of the weather station at Nangui-Abrogoua.

Soil profil in Abidjan

Soil profiles in Abidjan