Merti aquifer: Kenya’s largest water source faced with resistance

By Peter Mutai NAIROBI (Xinhua) --Wajir town in Northern Kenya has never had a regular water supply system forcing majority of the residents to use water drawn directly from shallow wells that exposes them to many potentially harmful elements. Efforts…

“When wells run dry” Prof. Richard Taylor writes in Nature

"A global analysis reveals growing societal dependence on the use of non-renewable freshwater resources that depletes groundwater reserves and undermines human resilience to water scarcity in a warming world" Full article available for Nature subscribers (paywall): Nature, 516, 179–180, (11…

A tale of two cities: How can we provide safe water for poor people living in African cities?

Dan Lapworth, Jim Wright and Steve Pedley are working to find out. Reproduced from Planet Earth Winter 2014, p 22-23 Across much of Africa, cities are growing quickly. Current projections estimate that by 2050, 60 per cent of the population…