WATER MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION 
PROJECT IN THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The management of the Water Resources of the Republic of Guinea has attracted considerable attention in the past two decades, particularly from the central government, the World Bank and a number of Non-governmental organizations.
In 1980 BGRM conducted some evaluation studies on underground water resources at Fouta Djallon and in Forest Guinea.  The cities of Mamou and Pita in Fouta Djallon and Kissidougou in Forest Guinea are now enjoying borehole supplies. There is need however, for a more expansive hydrogeological study program for these regions for the maximization of their underground resources potentials.
The Research Reports of 1993/94/98 identified 3 projects for environmental protection of Sala Basin, Samou Region.  The reports of 1998 addressed the conditions of the installations of Touri Basin with a view of rehabilitating the old irrigation installation in Konkouré where a 40m dam for hydro-electricity production is located.  Water related environmental problems in this region are assuming alarming proportions.  These problems are largely caused by gold and diamond activities.
The Lakes of Kinkon, Tinkisso, Banéa, Kalé and heavy Waterfalls in the region appear to be potentially viable for pisciculture.  Apart from the growing silting of Lakes Kinkon and Tinkisso for which a report is available, there is very limited data or information for necessary evaluation and planning.  Studies relating to culture species and silting are necessary for appropriate solutions.
In the Fouta Djallon area, hydrological conditions appear to exist for community water supplies through the application of hydrams. An inventory of 30 sites has been completed with 10 of the sites fully developed, although only 3 are currently functional.  The authorities wish to study and develop the remaining 20 sites and rehabilitate the non-functional installations.
A report on the hydroelectric installations of Kinkouré shows much advanced deterioration of the equipment due to mud, which appears to be silting up rapidly.  The conditions of the dam and equipment are giving course for serious concern.
Some efforts have been initiated in the development of thermal and mineral waters that could eventually have considerable social and economic impacts for the Republic of Guinea. A factory for mineral water has been built in Coyah, and the potential in Boké area between Kemsar and Kolabonga is believed to be important. At Foulalory, thermal water is also believed to be present. The importance of geothermal water cannot be over emphasized.  A hydrogeological program for the investigations and development of thermal and mineral waters is necessary for rational development of the resources.
Tender documents for the rehabilitation and management of the works at Tinkisso, Dabola, have been prepared for private sector financing and management.  Investors would be expected to rehabilitate and manage the works and power services.
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