papers in preparation

Diaw, M.T. et al.  Multi-criteria assessing of the Vulnerability of shallow wells to the faecal contamination from on-site sanitation area: a multi-criteria assessment in Dakar, Senegal.

Cisse Faye S. et al.  Rising groundwater level in the Thiaroye aquifer of Dakar, Senegal: Historical background and current management initiatives.

Diongue M.L. et al.  High-frequency monitoring groundwater levels to estimate groundwater recharge using the WTW method case study from Thiaroye aquifer, Dakar, Senegal

Kanoti, J. et al. Diagnostic Assessment of Groundwater Hydrodynamics and Hydrostratigraphy of Kisumu Aquifer for Sustained Urban Water Supply.

Kanoti, J. et al. The hydrogeochemistry of groundwater in Kisumu and likely effects on human health.

Masimbe, T., Olago, D.O., Oriaso, S.O., Opere, A., Dulo, S.O., Ayah, R. (in prep) Adapting to the impacts of climate extremes on water supply, quality and use in Kisumu urban informal settlements.

Kanoti, J. et al. (in prep.) Natural and anthropogenic determinants of groundwater contamination in Kisumu City, Kenya

Othoo, C.O., Dulo, S.O., Olago, D.O. and Ayah, R. Characterising water and sanitation facilities in the informal settlements of Kisumu City: Implications on public health and urban planning.

papers in review

Kellen, K. et al.. Proximal relationship between groundwater sources and sanitation facilities in selected informal settlements of Kisumu City, Kenya. Journal of Environmental and Public Health


Nayebare, J.G., Owor, M.M., Kulabako, R., Luiza, C. and Taylor, R.G.. An evaluation of on-site water supply, sanitation and health conditions in a small but rapidly growing town in central Uganda. Journal Water, Hygiene and Health

Diaw, M.T. et al.. The relationship between on-site sanitation density and shallow groundwater quality: evidence from the Thiaroye aquifer of Dakar, Senegal. Water Research

Pouye, A. et al.. Assessment of groundwater vulnerability to Nitrate contamination using GIS-based hydrogeological methods at a catchment scale: Case study of the Thiaroye aquifer, Dakar, Senegal

Kanoti, J. et al.. The distribution of thermotolerant coliforms in surface water, springs, wells and boreholes in Kisumu City, Kenya, and its implications for groundwater conservation and development.

Kanoti, J. et al.. An overview of groundwater and sanitation challenges in Kisumu City, Kenya.

published papers

Richard G. Taylor, Guillaume Favreau, Bridget R. Scanlon & Karen G. Villholth (2019). Topical Collection: Determining groundwater sustainability from long-term piezometry in Sub-Saharan Africa, Hydrogeology Journal

Yongxin Xu, Paul Seward, Cheikh Gaye, Lixiang Lin, Daniel O. Olago (2019). Preface: Groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hydrogeology Journal

Cisse Faye, S., Diongue M.L., Pouye, A., Gaye, C.B., Travi, Y., Wohnlich, S., Faye, S., Richard G. Taylor (2019). Tracing natural groundwater recharge to the Thiaroye aquifer of Dakar Senegal. Hydrogeology Journal

Seyni Ndoye, Claude Fontaine, Cheikh Becaye Gaye and Moumtaz Razack. (2018). Groundwater Quality and Suitability for Different Uses in the Saloum Area of Senegal. Water (ISSN 2073-4441; CODEN: WATEGH), MDPI.

Gaye, C.B. and Tindimungaya, C. (2018).  Challenges and opportunities for sustainable groundwater management in Africa. Hydrogeology Journal. 

Nijsten, G.-J., Christelis, G., Villholth, K.G., Braune, E., Gaye, C.B. (2018). “Transboundary aquifers of Africa: Review of the current state of knowledge and progress towards sustainable development and management”. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies,

Carvalho Resende, T., Longuevergne, L., Gurdak, J., Leblanc, M., van der Gun, J., Favreau, G., Ansems, N., Gaye, C., Aureli, A. (2018). Assessment of climate variability impacts on total water storage across Africa: implications for groundwater resources management. Hydrogeology Journal

Olago, D. (2018). Constraints and solutions for groundwater development, supply and governance in urban areas in Kenya. Hydrogeology Journal.

MacKinnon, E. & AfriWatSan TeamFottrell, E. (2018). 21st Century research in urban WASH and health in sub-Saharan Africa: methods and outcomes in transition. International Journal of Environmental Health Research.

Sorensen, J.P.R., Baker, A., Cumberland, S.A., Lapworth, D.J., MacDonald, A.M., Pedley, S., Taylor, R.G., Ward, J.S.T. (2018). Real-time detection of faecally contaminated water with tryptophan-like fluorescence: defining threshold values. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 622-623, 1250-1257.

Maurice, L., Taylor, R.G., Tindimugaya, C., MacDonald, A.M., Johnson, P., Kaponda, A., Owor, M., Sanga, H., Bonsor, H.C., Darling, W.G., and Gooddy, D. (2018). Characteristics of high-intensity groundwater abstractions from weathered crystalline bedrock aquifers in East Africa. Hydrogeology Journal, doi: 10.1007/s10040-018-1836-9

Sorensen, J., Vivanco, A., Ascott, M.J., Gooddy, D.C., Lapworth, D.J., Read, D.S., Rushworth, C., Bucknall, J., Herbert, K., Karapanos, I., Gumm, L.P. and Taylor, R.G. (2018). Online fluorescence spectroscopy for the real-time evaluation of the microbial quality of drinking water. Water Research, Vol. 137, 301-309.

Sorensen, J.P.R., Baker, A., Cumberland, S.A., Lapworth, D.J., MacDonald, A.M., Pedley, S., Taylor, R.G., Ward, J.S.T. (2018). Real-time detection of faecally contaminated water with tryptophan-like fluorescence: defining threshold values. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 622-623, 1250-1257.

Jasechko, S., Perrone, D., Befus, K.M., Bayani Cardenas, M., Ferguson, G., Gleeson, T., Luijendijk, E., McDonnell, J.J., Taylor, R.G., Wada, Y., and Kirchner, J.W. (2017). Global aquifers dominated by fossil groundwaters but wells vulnerable to modern contamination. Nature Geoscience, Vol. 10, 425-429.

Damkjaer, S. and Taylor, R.G. (2017). The measurement of water scarcity: defining a meaningful indicator. Ambio, Vol. 46, 513-531.

Campos L.C., Ross P., Nasir Z.A., Taylor H. and Parkinson J. (2015). Development and application of a methodology to assess sanitary risks in Maputo, Mozambique. Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 27(2), 371-388.