Discussion in 'Libya' started by wetac0s, Jun 24, 2011.
^This guy is a pretty informative channel on Youtube.
The sad fact is that if the AU cannot get their act together and act in some real Pan African unity, then each nation will be picked off one after the other
whats next the entire Nile colonized or lake Tangankyika owned by the EU???????????????
Last Updated: Saturday, 18 March 2006, 09:28 GMT
Libya's thirst for 'fossil water'
By John Watkins
BBC World Service
Phase III is now nearing completion
Libyans like to call it "the eighth wonder of the world".
The description might be flattering, but the Great Man-Made River Project has the potential to transform Libyan life in all sorts of ways.
Libya is a desert country, and finding fresh water has always been a problem.
Following the Great Al-Fatah Revolution in 1969, when an army coup led by Muammar Al Qadhafi deposed King Idris, industrialisation put even more strain on water supplies.
Coastal aquifers became contaminated with sea water, to such an extent that the water in Benghazi (Libya's second city) was undrinkable.
Finding a supply of fresh, clean water became a government priority. Oil exploration in the 1950s had revealed vast aquifers beneath Libya's southern desert.
According to radiocarbon analysis, some of the water in the aquifers was 40,000 years old. Libyans call it "fossil water".
The quality of life is better now, and it's impacting on the whole country
Adam Kuwairi, GMRA
After weighing up the relative costs of desalination or transporting water from Europe, Libyan economists decided that the cheapest option was to construct a network of pipelines to transport water from the desert to the coastal cities, where most Libyans live.
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