Issoufou Ousmane, B., Nazoumou, Y., Favreau, G., Abdou Babaye, M.S., Abdou Mahaman, R., Boucher, M., Sorensen, J.P.R., MacDonald, A.M. and Taylor, R.G., 2023. Groundwater quality and its implications for domestic and agricultural water supplies in a semi-arid river basin of Niger. Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 82, 329. (pre-print, open-access download: Issoufou_Ousmane_etal_2023_EES_preprint)

Abdou Mahaman, R., Nazoumou, Y., Favreau, G. Issoufou Ousmane, B., Boucher, M., Abdou Babaye, M.S., Lawson, F.M.A., Vouillamoz, J.-M., Guéro, A., Legchenko, A. and Taylor, R.G., 2023. Paleochannel groundwater discharge to the River Niger in the Iullemmeden Basin estimated by near- surface geophysics and piezometry. Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 82, 202.

Issoufou Ousmane, B., Nazoumou, Y., Favreau, G., Abdou Babaye, M.S., Abdou Mahaman, R., Boucher, M., Issoufa, I., Lawson, F.M.A., Vouillamoz, J.-M., Legchenko, A., and Taylor, R.G., 2023. Changes in aquifer properties along a seasonal river channel of the Niger River basin: identifying potential recharge pathways in a dryland environment. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 197, 104742. (pre-print, open-access download: Issoufou_Ousmane_etal_JAES_2023)

Scanlon, B.R., Fakhreddine, S., Rateb, A., de Graaf, I., Famiglietti, J., Gleeson, T., Grafton, R.Q., Jobbagy, E., Kebede, S., Kolusu, S.R., Konikow, L.F., Long, D., Mekonnen, M., Mueller Schmied, H., Mukherjee, A., MacDonald, A.M., Reedy, R.C., Shamsudduha, M., Simmons, C.T., Sun, A., Taylor, R.G., Villholth, K.G, Vörösmarty, C.J. and Zheng, C. 2023. Global water resources and the role of groundwater in a resilient water future. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, Vol. 4, 87-101. (pre-print, open-access download: Scanlon et al NREE Nov 2023)


Bellwood-Howard, I., Thompson, J., Shamsudduha, M., Taylor, R.G., Mosha-Kilave, D., Gebrezgi, G., Tarimo, A.K.P.R., Kashaigili, J.J., Nazoumou, Y. and Tiekoura, O., 2022. A multicriteria analysis of groundwater development pathways in three river basins in tropical Africa. Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 138, 26-43.

Mosha, D., Gudaga J,, Gama D. and Kashaigili J.J., 2022. Valuing groundwater use: resolving the potential of groundwater in the Upper Great Ruaha River Catchment of Tanzania. In: (Eds. V. Re et al.) Groundwater for Sustainable Livelihoods and Equitable Growth (CRC Press), pp. 275-294. (pre-print, open-access download: Kilave_Mosha_etal_unformatted_2022)

Scanlon, B., Rateb, A., Anyamba, A., Kebede, S., MacDonald, A.M., Shamsudduha, M., Small, J.I., Sun, A.Y., Taylor, R.G. and Xie, H., 2022. Linkages between GRACE water storage, hydrologic extremes, and climate teleconnections in major African aquifers. Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 17, 014046.


Sorensen, J.P.R., Davies, J., Ebrahim, G.Y., Lindle, J., Marchant, B.J., Ascott, M.J., Bloomfield, J.P., Cuthbert, M.O., Holland, M., Jensen, K.H., Shamsudduha, M., Villholth, K.G., MacDonald, A.M. and Taylor, R.G., 2021. The influence of groundwater abstraction on interpreting climate controls and extreme recharge events from well hydrographs in semi-arid South Africa. Hydrogeology Journal, 29, 2773-2787, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-021-02391-3.

Seddon, D., Kashaigili, J.J., Taylor, R.G., Cuthbert, M.O., Mwihumbo, C. and MacDonald, A.M., 2021. Focused groundwater recharge in a tropical dryland: empirical evidence from central, semi-arid Tanzania. Journal of Hydrology – Regional Studies, 37, 100919, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2021.100919.

Goni, I.B., Taylor, R.G., Favreau, G., Shamsudduha, M., Nazoumou, Y. and Ngounou, B.N., 2021. Groundwater recharge from heavy rainfall in the southwestern Lake Chad Basin: evidence from isotopic observations. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 66(8), 1359-1371,https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2021.1937630.

MacDonald, A.M., Lark, R.M., Taylor, R.G., Abiye, T., Fallas, H.C., Favreau, G., Goni, I.B., Kebede, S., Scanlon, B. and Sorensen, J.P.R., Tijani, M., Upton, K.A. and West, C., 2021. Mapping groundwater recharge in Africa from ground observations and implications for water security. Environmental Research Letters, 16, 034012, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abd661.

Kebede, S., Charles, K., Godfrey, S., MacDonald, A.M. and Taylor, R.G., 2021. Regional-scale interactions between groundwater and surface water under changing aridity: evidence from the River Awash Basin, Ethiopia. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 66, 450-463, https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2021.1874613.

Goldin, J., Mokomela, R., Kanyerere, T. and Villholth, K.G., 2021. Diamonds on the Soles of Their Feet: Groundwater Monitoring in the Hout Catchment, South Africa. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 15(1), 25–50.

Muchingami, I., Mkali, A., Vinqi, L., Pietersen, K., Xu, Y., Whitehead, R., Karsten, J., Villholth, K.G. and Kanyerere, T., 2021. Integration of hydrogeophysical and geological investigations in enhancing groundwater potential assessment in Hout River gneiss crystalline basement formation of South Africa. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Vol. 123, 103009.


Shamsudduha, M. and Taylor, R.G., 2020. Groundwater storage dynamics in the world’s large aquifer systems from GRACE: uncertainty and role of extreme precipitation. Earth System Dynamics, 11, 755-774, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-755-2020.

Opie, S., Taylor, R.G., Brierley, C., Shamsudduha, M. and Cuthbert, M.O., 2020. Climate-groundwater dynamics inferred from GRACE and the role of hydraulic memory. Earth System Dynamics, 11, 775-791, doi:10.5194/esd-2019-83.

Chan, W., Thompson, J.R., Taylor, R.G., Nay, A.E., Ayenew, T., MacDonald, A.M., and Todd, M.C., 2020. Uncertainty assessment in river flow projections for Ethiopia’s Upper Awash Basin using multiple GCMs and hydrological models. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65, 1720-1737, doi:10.1080/02626667.2020.1767782.


Cuthbert, M.O., Taylor, R.G., Favreau, G., Todd, M.C., Shamsudduha, M., Villholth, K.G., MacDonald, A.M., Scanlon, B.R., Kotchoni, D.O.V., Vouillamoz, J.-M., Lawson, F.M.A., Adjomayi, P.A., Kashaigili, J., Seddon, D., Sorensen, J.P.R., Ebrahim, G.Y., Owor, M., Nyenje, P.M., Nazoumou, Y., Goni, I., Ousmane, B.I., Sibanda, T., Ascott, M.J., Macdonald, D.M.J., Agyekum, W., Koussoubé, Y., Wanke, H., Kim, H., Wada, Y., Lo, M.-H., Oki, T., Kukuric, N., 2019. Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature, 572, 230-234.

Kolusu, S.R., Shamsudduha, M., Todd, M.C., Taylor, R.G., Seddon, D., Kashaigili, J.J., Ebrahim, G.Y., Cuthbert, M.O., Sorensen, J.P.R., Villholth, K.G., MacDonald, A.M. and MacLeod, D.A., 2019. The El Niño event of 2015–16: Climate anomalies and their impact on groundwater resources in East and Southern Africa. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 23, 1751-1762.

Ebrahim, G.Y., Villholth, K.G. and Boulos, M., 2019. Integrated hydrogeological modelling of hard-rock semi-arid terrain: supporting sustainable agricultural groundwater use in Hout catchment, Limpopo Province, South Africa, Hydrogeology Journal, 27(3), 965-981.

Taylor, R.G., Favreau, G., Scanlon, B.R. and Villholth, K.G., 2019. Topical Collection: Determining groundwater sustainability from long-term piezometry in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hydrogeology Journal, 27(2), 443-446.

Kotchoni, V.D.O., Vouillamoz, J.-M., Lawson, F.M.A, Adjomayi, P., Boukari, M. and Taylor, R.G., 2019. Relationships between rainfall and groundwater recharge in seasonally humid Benin: a comparative analysis of long-term hydrographs in sedimentary and crystalline aquifers. Hydrogeology Journal, 27(2), 447-457.


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, 27, 459-474, doi:10.1007/s10040-018-1836-9.

Bonsor, H.C., Shamsudduha, M., Marchmont, B., MacDonald, A.M., and Taylor, R.G., 2018. Seasonal and decadal groundwater changes in African sedimentary aquifers estimated using GRACE products and LSMs. Remote Sensing, 10, 904, doi:10.3390/rs10060904.

Gudaga, J.L., Kabote, S.J., Tarimo, A.K.P.R, Mosha, D.B. and Kashaigili, J.J., 2018. Effectiveness of groundwater governance structures and institutions in Tanzania. Applied Water Science, 8(77), doi.org/10.1007/s13201-018-0721-y.

Gudaga, J.L., Kabote, S.J., Tarimo, A.K.P.R, Mosha, D.B. and Kashaigili, J.J., 2018. Groundwater users’ awareness of water institutions in Tanzania: A case study of Mbarali District, Mbeya Region. Journal of African Studies and Development, 10(3), 29-42, doi:10.5897/JASD2017.0485.


Shamsudduha, M., Taylor, R. G., Jones, D., Longuevergne, L., Owor, M. and Tindimugaya, C., 2017. Recent changes in terrestrial water storage in the Upper Nile Basin: an evaluation of commonly used gridded GRACE products. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 4533-4549. doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4533-2017.

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, 10, 425-429. doi:10.1038/NGEO2943.

Berehanu, B., Ayenew, T. and Azagegn, T., 2017. Challenges of groundwater flow model calibration using MODFLOW in Ethiopia: with particular emphasis to the Upper Awash River Basin. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 5, 50-66. doi:10.4236/gep.2017.53005.

Damkjaer, S. and Taylor, R., 2017. The measurement of water scarcity: Defining a meaningful indicator. Ambio, 46, 413-431, doi:10.1007/s13280-017-0912-z.

2016 and earlier:

Zeitoun, M., Lankford, B., Krueger, T., Forsyth, T., Carter, R., Hoekstra, A.Y., Taylor, R.G., Varish, O., Cleaver, F., Boelens, R., Swatuk, L., Tickner, D., Scott, C.A., Mirumachi, N., and Matthews, N., 2016. Reductionist and integrative research approaches to complex water security policy challenges. Global Environmental Change, 39, 143-154.

Nazoumou, Y., Favreau, G., Adamou, M.M., Maïnassara, I., 2016. La petite irrigation par les eaux souterraines, une solution durable contre la pauvreté et les crises alimentaires au Niger? Cahiers Agricultures, 25, 15003. doi:10.1051/cagri/2016005.

Jasechko, S. and Taylor, R.G., 2015. Intensive rainfall recharges tropical groundwaters. Environmental Research Letters, 10, 124015. ERL News article, 3 May 2016.

Taylor, R.G., 2014. When wells run dry. Nature, 516, 179-180.

Ibrahim, M., Favreau, G., Scanlon, B.R., Seidel, J.L., Coz, M., Demarty, J. and Cappelaere, B., 2014. Long-term increase in diffuse groundwater recharge following expansion of rainfed cultivation in the Sahel, West Africa. Hydrogeology Journal, 22(6), 1293-1305.