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« on: September 11, 2013, 03:38:39 PM »

The countries of Kenya and Namibia may not have to look far for plentiful water supplies. In Turkana, northern Kenya, a large aquifer looks fit to potentially supply the whole country for decades. Another similar source was found in the country of Namibia, which has also been hit by drought.

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The discovery of two aquifers brings hope to the drought-hit region, tweeted Environment Minister Judi Wakhungu.

They were found in the Turkana Basin and Lotikipi Basin using satellites and radar.

Last year, scientists released a map detailing the vast reservoirs which lie under much of Africa.

Nice to have some positive news once in a while. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 03:46:28 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 04:24:57 PM »

The amount of fresh as opposed to salt water available on the planet is amazing small. A growing population and ever increasing industrial demands have and will lead to very real tensions between nations. This is already happening in the Levant, with a bellicose Israel threatening neighbours upstream over their plans for water extraction. The same issues have arisen over plans to divert a stretch of the Nile.

So news of two huge aquifers being found in sub-Saharan Africa has to be good news.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 06:16:56 AM »

But what if they find water polluting their natural gas reservoirs when they attempt to drill for this water? Sounds way too risky.
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