North African communities have a long history of water management and governance. From millennia-old underground water channels and other methods of water storage and collection, to 20th century dam and hydropower projects
Located in a sub-region directly threatened by global warming, Algeria is one of the countries heavily affected by water stress. Preserving the precious resource is the mother of the battles to be fought. ALGERIA UNDER WATER STRESS By Liberte-Algerie‘s Nabila Saidoun, August 26, 2020. Located in a sub-region directly threatened by global warming, Algeria is one […]
Water crisis looms for Egypt as Ethiopia’s Nile mega-dam nears completion #Environment Ethiopia’s GERD dam is set to reshape the complex water politics of the Nile Basin – and ‘water stressed’ Egyptians will be the biggest losers Kieran Cooke Thursday 27 December 2018 Editor’s note: Two of the biggest dam projects in the world – one […]
The Guardian article by Chukwuma Muanya, Assistant Editor published on 30 March 2018 started thus. Researcher have discovered a way to produce water in the desert from thin air. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed technology that could save lives in harsh desert climates. The technology allows users to transform moisture in […]
Is Tunisia heading toward a ‘thirst uprising’? Asked Perrine Massy in her article posted on Al Monitor of September 16th, 2016. The question seems to date not to get any answer soon in view of the plethora of recent articles on the subject. We reproduce here an interesting one of Today with the AFP whom perhaps on a rebound on events of 2011, does appear to cover every sign of however insignificance of contestation from the Tunisian people. In any case, would Tunisia’s ‘thirst uprising’ warning take any water now that the rainy season is in sight?
Tunisia water shortages spark ‘thirst uprising’ warning. Activists are warning of a potential “thirst uprising” in Tunisia following protests over severe water shortages after one of the North African nation’s driest summers on record.
Residents in the interior are suffering long water supply cuts, reservoirs are running dry and farmers are seeing significant losses, adding to social tensions in a country still struggling with instability since its 2011 revolution