CAIRO, Egypt, June 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — High rates of demographic growth, inadequate consumption patterns and rapid urbanization are putting unprecedented pressure on water resources, in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) … See all stories on this topic » StarAfrica.com Approved By: Rosshirt Water for Africa Foundation
New information about Africa’s groundwater resources should be used to improve the lives of vulnerable populations, using a human-centred approach to groundwater development, say John Thomas and colleagues from the Rockefeller Foundation. Researchers at the British Geological Survey recently estimated that Africa’s groundwater storage capacity is 100 times larger than the amount of freshwater resources..
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 3:25:47 PM by SeekAndFind A newly discovered water source could supply half of Africa’s driest sub-Saharan country with 400 years of water, reports Matt McGrath of BBC. The new aquifer – called Ohangwena II – flows under the border between Angola and Namibia, covering an area of about 43..
Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate “natural capital” into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development. Dubbed the..
In Africa, women and children spend roughly 40 million hours each year walking to collect water. The average round-trip is between three and four miles every day. That is quite a sacrifice, especially with carrying the weight of the water on the return trip. These daily trips for water prevent children from attending school or..
A food crisis affecting millions of people is looming in the Sahel region of west Africa. Many families are expecting to completely run out of food by as early as … www.concern.net/en/donate/…/west-africa-emergency-appeal Approved By: http://Rosshirt Water for Africa Foundation
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