Africa finds huge aquifier

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  1. waltky

    waltky Well-Known Member

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    Mebbe dey'll be able to irrigate the Sahara...
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    'Huge' water resource exists under Africa
    20 April 2012 - Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.
     
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    Sorry but don;t get your hopes too high. Australia has one of the biggest Aquifers in the world - the Great Artesian Basin, we have a LOT more money and at least as much desert, which remains desert despite all of this - why

    A) Aquifers are finite
    b) They supplement but do not replace good regular rainfall
    c) they are often stinking hot or contain minerals unhealthy to, well everything really (thinks of Pakistan's arsenic polluted wells)
    d) a couple of the reasons why a desert is a desert is ether the soil is equivalent to a billiard ball (like around here) or the evaporation rate is staggering or both

    Sorry to bust a bubble..........
     
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    Namibia could easily become a fertile crop land to grow food for Africa...

    Vast aquifer found in Namibia could last for centuries
    20 July 2012 - Pressure from the aquifer means the water is cheap to extract
     
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    Land rich in resources has it's people living in poverty...

    While rich in resources, Africa’s people live in poverty
    October 25, 2012 - Delegates from around Africa wrapped up the 8th African Development Forum, ADF, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday, October 25. African countries were called on to harness their abundant natural resources for the sustainability of economies and the empowerment of the people of the continent.
     

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