Africa's population boom is posing a threat to many natural resources including lakes and a freshwater supply.
The source of the White Nile, Lake Victoria, and dozens of other critical freshwater supplies across Africa could be reduced to swamps within decades unless action is taken to save them, the United Nations says in a report.
Satellite images have revealed an unprecedented deterioration in all of Africa’s 677 biggest lakes, raising fears that water shortages could soon trigger new conflicts across a continent where millions still lack access to safe drinking water. http://un.org
November 2, 2005 3:54 AM | Category: Water