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Table 12 The cost of replacing the wetlands with wells based on flow rates of 40 m3

From: What value for pastoral livelihoods? An economic valuation of development alternatives for ephemeral wetlands in eastern Mauritania

Wetland Number of wells (40 m3/day) Cost per well (€) (Euro)a Total cost (UM) Total cost (€) (Euro)b
Goungel 7 40,000 72,934,400 280,000
Oum Lellé 12 40,000 125,030,400 480,000
Sawana 1 40,000 10,419,200 40,000
Chlim 1 40,000 10,419,200 40,000
Tali 11 40,000 114,644,200 440,000
Tamchekett 2 40,000 20,838,400 80,000
Boichiche 3 40,000 31,257,600 120,000
  1. aBased on a study carried out in Mauritania in 1999/200 by the KFW (2000); b2002 conversion rates