Sunday, May 6, 2012

'Drill and provide' is not the answer

An important perspective, following on my April 23 post:

http://www.odi.org.uk/opinion/details.asp?id=6414&title=size-matters-africas-water-resources


"The authors caution against a simple ‘drill and provide’ approach, noting that groundwater storage is patchy, and ad hoc development unwise. The kind of Green Revolution seen in South Asia, based on intensive groundwater development and subsidised energy, will not be repeated across rural Africa."

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