April 20, 2012

Africa Sitting On Huge Groundwater Reservoir

Matt McGrath, BBC News

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Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.

They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface.

The team have produced the most detailed map yet of the scale and potential of this hidden resource.

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TAGGED: Africa, Drinking Water, Groundwater