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.
List of Tables
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1.1 World Annual Water Use
1.2 Uses of Water (in km3)
2.1 Regional Distribution of Water Resources
2.2 Africa’s Larger Rivers and Their Drainage Basins
2.3 Large Natural Lakes in Africa
2.4 Environmental Dimensions of Some Natural Lakes in Africa
2.5 Major Anthropogenic Lakes in Colonial Africa
2.6 Groundwater Withdrawal in Select North African Countries
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