Archive for the ‘Senegal’ Category

A Global Hunt For Water Profits Risks Draining Cities Dry

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on how – while taps in coastal Dakar barely trickle – an investment company uses Senegal’s only lake to irrigate crops it plans to send to Saudi Arabia: The Senegal River in West Africa musters its force from 200 centimeters (80 inches) of rain a year in the highlands of central […]

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Drought-Stricken Work Together To Fight Water Woes

Via Reuters, a report that drought-stricken countries have agreed to work together to fight water woes: Drought-stricken countries, led by Senegal and Spain, announced an alliance Monday to help each other manage water scarcity by sharing technology and expertise. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the U.N. climate conference, COP27, which is taking […]

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Senegal Launches Contested Water Desalination Scheme

Via Terra Daily, a report on Senegal’s controversial desalination plan: Senegal has kicked off work to build the country’s first water desalination plant, a scheme contested by critics as costly and an environmental peril. President Macky Sall on Tuesday ceremonially launched work to build a plant in Dakar’s Mamelles district aimed at easing the capital’s […]

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Senegal’s Water-Stressed Capital Faces Difficult Future

Via Terra Daily, an article on Dakar’s water stressed future: Many residents of the Senegalese metropolis Dakar get up in the middle of the night hoping to collect water from their taps, which mostly run dry. “We wake up at 4 or 5 am to get water, says Sidy Fall, 44, in his kitchen in […]

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