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Africa: Five Unusual Technologies for Harvesting Water in Dry Areas

Africa: Five Unusual Technologies for Harvesting Water in Dry Areas
Analysis - Water scarcity is among the top five global risks affecting people's wellbeing. In water-scarce areas, the situation is grim. Conventional sources like snowfall, rainfall, river runoff and easily accessible groundwater are being affected by climate change, and supplies are shrinking as demand grows.

We are looking at how to do this, through the creative exploitation of unconventional water resources.From Earth's seabed to its upper atmosphere, we have a variety of water resources that can be tapped.More places are expected to become reliant on desalinated water because of its falling costs and the rising costs of conventional water resources.Harnessing the potential of unconventional water resources can help increase the resilience of water scarce communities against climate change, while diversifying water supply resources.

We need to identify and promote functional systems of unconventional water resources that are environmentally feasible, economically viable, and support the achievement of water related sustainable development, in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and beyond.Conventional sources like snowfall, rainfall, river runoff and easily accessible groundwater are being affected by climate change, and supplies are shrinking as demand grows.

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