World Water Day 2022: The Liquid Gold Under Our Feet

Unlike surface water — rivers, streams and lakes which are readily available to be tapped — ground water must be extracted or pumped. However, because it is underground, groundwater is protected from the debilitating effects of climate change. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
In fifty years, Lake Chad has shrunk to about a tenth of its size and this is partly due to the rise in temperature and reduced rainfall: Photo credit. United Nations
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
In Nigeria, groundwater is already being used at home, school, in factories and farms. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Nigeria has enough groundwater to insulate herself from the threat of climate change on her rivers, streams, and lakes, and protect herself from the negative impact of drying farmlands, reduced farm produce and inadequate water for domestic activities, among others. Photo credit: The Conversation

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