Water Management in Bakel (Senegal)

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Water Management in Bakel (Senegal)

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Water Management
Bakel, Senegal

Waste and Water Project

EIE – Class of 2012

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I. II. III. IV. V. Bakel county .................................................................................................................... 2 Local NGO and the GRED................................................................................................. 3 Process for building a dam .......................................................................................... 4 Water Issues ................................................................................................................ 5 Proposal ........................................................................................................................... 6

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Waste and Water Project

EIE – Class of 2012

I. BAKEL COUNTY

Map of Senegal: Bakel area The county of Bakel is situated 700 km from Dakar in eastern Senegal and is one of the most important villages of the region of Tambacounda which is the poorest region of Senegal. Bakel is a city by the edge of the famous Senegal River, on the border with Mauritania. Its subprefecture, Kidira, is in about sixty kilometers south, by the border with Mali. The county is lined in the North by the region of Matam, in the South by the county of Kédougou and on the West by the county of Tambacounda. The county of Bakel is very vast (22 378 km2), but in spite of its large surface the density of population is very low (10 hab./ km2), the city of Bakel as an example counts only 12 751 inhabitants. This county is one of the poorest of Senegal. Because of its estrangement from Dakar and its weak participation in the wealth of the country, the county is not much helped by the government to solve the problems of water and health. It is also very enclosed and difficult to access: only...
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