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Why is there a shortage of water?

Artikel published in Forskning & Framsteg
22 November 2015
By Munyaradzi Makoni

Africa has a fast growing population of over a billion people, and the access of fresh drinking water is a growing challenge. In the tropical countries with much precipitation, river water is often used. In North Africa where the climate is dry, the groundwater plays a crucial part. But despite a healthy supply of groundwater, only a small part of what’s available is actually being used.

Forskning & Framsteg have spoken to the Ethiopian scientist Tamiru Abiya, who has monitored the water situation for almost 30 years and now works at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Full article (in Swedish) here: http://fof.se/tidning/2015/10/artikel/varfor-ar-det-vattenbrist#overlay=tidning/2015/10/artikel/varfor-ar-det-vattenbrist