Africa’s groundwater must be harnessed for communities

AlertNet: Groundwater rarely earns a place among news headlines. But a recent study by Alan MacDonald of the British Geological Survey captured global imagination by the sheer magnitude of its conclusions: it estimates Africa's groundwater storage capacity at 660,000 km3, or 100 times the continent's annual renewable freshwater resources, and 20 times the freshwater stored in African lakes. This new information has wide implications: currently more than 300 million in Africa lack access to safe drinking......

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