Ghana’s water-stress timebomb

31 January, 2011 by (comments)

Ghana could soon become one of the most water-stressed nations on Earth.

That’s one of the findings of a new report from Ghana’s Water Research Institute, part of the West African country’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which has linked the likelihood of acute water shortages to climate change.

The researchers point to a possible 20% reduction in the volume of water in the country’s rivers by 2020 – by which time demand for water for agriculture could rise by up to 150%.

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Related links:

Two Degrees Up – Ghana – how rising temperatures and unpredictable rains are compounding long-running agricultural problems in the country’s Upper West region.

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