Past, Present, and Future
The recent increasing demand for water by Africa’s growing population makes it clear that new water management strategies are necessary for the continent to benefit from sustained development. In the face of ongoing water shortages caused by reduced rainfall, frequent droughts, and global warming, new political and economic arrangements are essential to ensure cooperative use of available water resources. Kwadwo A. Sarfoh argues that such arrangements will inevitably bring peace to countries that share river basins.
Chapter III Who Controls Africa’s Water Resources?
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Who Controls Africa’s Water Resources?
The question of who controlled water in ancient African societies has been the subject of scholarly discussion for centuries. This discussion would not have been necessary according to the prevailing view at the time, which held that water is an abundant and inexhaustible natural substance requiring no monitoring or control. This view, however, is not borne out by fact.
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