|December 2013 | Water for a Thirsty Sahel
The Sahel region stretches across the African continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. It is a band of land covering an area of 3 million km2 that serves as a buffer zone between the Sahara desert to the north and the Sudanian Savanna to the south. The shaded area in the map gives an approximation of the scope and breadth of this region. Home to more than 50 million people, the Sahel is one of the poorest regions of the world. Among the challenges its people face are water scarcity
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|17 January 2014 | Water of Hope
The Sahel region of Africa suffers from droughts and severe water shortages. The IAEA, using nuclear techniques, will map the aquifers in the region for better management of the resources.
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|21 August 2013 | UN nuclear agency helps to map available water in Africa's Sahel region
The IAEA is working together with the Sahel countries to map the available groundwater in the region, using a technique known as "Isotope Hydrology".
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