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11/19/2007
Source: Sahara News

Senegal - Senegal's Minister of Hydraulics and the National Hydrographic Network, Adama Sall, told a West African water gathering in Dakar that groundwater management was a neglected topic in African policymaking because of a lack of qualified water advisors. The Senegalese capital is hosting a course in the integrated management of water resources in West Africa, attended by professionals from the nations who are members of the African water network Wa-Net: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cap Verde, the Cote d'Ivoire, Guinee, Guinee-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. Since proper water management is crucial to African economic development, said Sall, groundwater can't afford to remain an "invisible resource," especially in countries such as Togo and Senegal, where 80% of the available water is currently drawn from aquifers.
  - summary by Louise Shaler
Source: allAfrica.com
Original Language: French