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Agreement on Use of Nubian Aquifer

Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a strategic action plan to improve their management of water resources, and in particular of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer. The aquifer, which lies below the four countries, is the largest fossil aquifer in the world. It covers 772,000 square miles at a depth of 1,600-2,500 feet under the […]

The Eighth Wonder of the World

Libya is a desert country, and finding fresh water has always been a problem. Few may know that Libya sits over the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer, a freshwater deep underground in the desert. The amount of water is estimated by scientists to be the equivalent to 200 years of water flowing down the Nile. Most of this water […]