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Africa: Four Nations Agree to Water Management Programme

Via All Africa, a report on a cooperative international effort to preserve the Nubian aquifer: Seeking to improve their management of water resources, four northeast African nations today agreed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to establish a long-term framework for utilizing a key underground water system. Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan signed a […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a detailed look at China’s ambitious South-North Water Transfer Project designed to solve a commanding threat to China’s modernization: the increasingly dire confrontation between rising energy demand in a nation that is steadily getting drier: The dark openings of two pipelines beneath the Yellow River, like eyes on a flat […]

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Libya’s Great Man-Made River Project

Via Terra Daily, some additional information on Libya’s 33-billion-dollar Great Man-Made River scheme to extract water from deep beneath the Sahara and pipe it across the desert to its coastal cities.  As the article notes, it is laden with potential for stoking friction with Libya’s neighbours: “…The scheme, already some two-thirds complete, is economically viable […]

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Shrinking Lake Chad

Via National Geographic, dramatic satellite images from 1972 (left) and 2007 (right) which show the water-level decline in Lake Chad, once the world’s sixth largest but now one-tenth its former size due to declining rainfall and diversion of water for human use. While not yet a site of water conflict, given the lake’s location at […]

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