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Africa may struggle to extract groundwater, experts say

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 15 May 2012. New technologies required to extract ground water as many of the aquifiers found are deep underground. This will require political will, as these technologies will require significant funding.    Vast groundwater resources have been revealed in Africa by the first continent-wide quantitative maps. But the resources may not be easily …

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Groundwater development is not the answer for Africa

Research showing the extent of Africa’s significant groundwater reserves should not detract from the real challenges to meeting the continent’s drinking water demands, argues Roger Calow, head of the Overseas Development Institute’s Water Policy Programme. Recent research has found that Africa’s groundwater resources — water found in non-renewable aquifers underground — are 100 times greater than that found in rivers and lakes. Shallower …

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