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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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