British scientists recently announced find the giant underground water beneath the arid desert regions in Africa.
According to Reuters, the scientific research at the Center for British Geological Survey and University of London was the first to locate and quantify groundwater in this continent.
According to the researchers of the area, ground water level reached 0.66 million cubic kilometers - that is 100 times larger than the surface water of the entire continent.
However, they also said that not all this water circuit are accessible.The team also recommends the use of tools such as operators manually by hand pump for pumping up for the big drill will make the water run out quickly and caused incalculable consequences.
The groundwater is not the optimum solution for water shortages in Africa, but it can become an important factor to help solve water needs, is expected to increase the momentum of population growth in the continent This site, Reuters cited the team's report.
Recent statistics show the number of Africans have no access to clean water to more than 300 million people and only 5% of arable land is irrigated.