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Forum Post: Huge Water Resource Found in Africa: World Bank Steps In? Can Anyone Guess What Will Happen Next?

Posted 10 years ago on April 23, 2012, 1:38 p.m. EST by newdawning (20)
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Huge Water Resource Found in Africa: World Bank Steps In?

[the globalists' dream about to unfold!!!]

Friday, April 20, 2012 – by Staff Report

'Huge' water resource exists under Africa ... Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface. The team have produced the most detailed map yet of the scale and potential of this hidden resource. Writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, they stress that large scale drilling might not be the best way of increasing water supplies. Across Africa more than 300 million people are said not to have access to safe drinking water. Demand for water is set to grow markedly in coming decades due to population growth and the need for irrigation to grow crops. – BBC

Dominant Social Theme: Water, water everywhere ... it's a miracle! Who would have thunk ...

Free-Market Analysis: We've charted this elite meme for several years – water scarcity. The powers-that-be create fear-based scarcity promotions and then propose globalist solutions. Water scarcity is a big promotion for them – and this meme is a central one these days.

Right on schedule, it's been determined that Africa has water after all. Of course, Western scientists had to make this determination. This is part of the larger "cult of the expert" that the elites seek to inculcate. Until it can be documented by elite facilities, it doesn't exist.

But now it does. There's LOTS of water in Africa after all (just as there is LOTS of oil in the world, and lots of food as well, if the powers-that-be would only stop tampering with seeds). Here's some more from the article:

Now scientists have for the first time been able to carry out a continent-wide analysis of the water that is hidden under the surface in aquifers. Researchers from the British Geological Survey and University College London (UCL) have mapped in detail the amount and potential yield of this groundwater resource across the continent.

Helen Bonsor from the BGS is one of the authors of the paper. She says that up until now groundwater was out of sight and out of mind. She hopes the new maps will open people's eyes to the potential.

"Where there's greatest ground water storage is in northern Africa, in the large sedimentary basins, in Libya, Algeria and Chad," she said.

"The amount of storage in those basins is equivalent to 75m thickness of water across that area - it's a huge amount." Due to changes in climate that have turned the Sahara into a desert over centuries many of the aquifers underneath were last filled with water over 5,000 years ago.

The scientists collated their information from existing hydro-geological maps from national governments as well as 283 aquifer studies. The researchers say their new maps indicate that many countries currently designated as "water scarce" have substantial groundwater reserves.

Note the scientists didn't really discover anything new. They "collated" their findings "from existing hydro-geological maps from national governments as well as 283 aquifer studies." In other words, it was all a promotion, folks. "Parched Africa" was never more than an elite scarcity campaign. The maps showing plenty of water were there all along.

So what now? Having discovered that Africa has plenty of water, will the private market be left to make its magic? Not so fast.

A simple Internet search shows us that the other shoe may be dropped. That shoe, of course, would be globalist involvement. The whole point of creating scarcity memes is to propose globalist solutions that bring us closer to the world government so avidly sought by the powers-that-be.

Here's an excerpt from a World Bank report, courtesy of Businessdayonline:

Finance required to raise infrastructure in Sub Saharan Africa to a reasonable level within the next decade is estimated at $93 Billion every year, a World Bank report has shown. The estimates cover the Information Communication Technology, Irrigation, Power, Transport and Water Supply and Sanitation sectors.

Of the total required, existing expenditure is estimated at $45 Billion per annum and after accounting for efficiency gains of $17 Billion, the funding gap remains at about $31Billion. 'Infrastructure is a cardinal challenge facing Africa, thereby creating room for the inability of Africa to key into the avalanche of economic and commercial opportunities available in the continent,' says Kenneth Okpara, Commissioner for Economic Planning, Delta State during March Breakfast forum of Nigerian-South African Chamber of Commerce sponsored by Warri Industrial Business Park.

Okpara noted that Africa's infrastructure stocks and quality is among the least in the world, noting that lack of good governance is a major problem that prevents the continent from taking its rightful place as regards socio-economics. 'One approach to address this challenge is to facilitate the increase of private provision of Public–Private Partnership (PPP),' he notes, saying that the partnership assumes transactions where the private sector retains a considerable portion of commercial and financial risks associated with a project.

Okpara added that leveraging private sector financing through public private partnership and capital market (bonds) are the means through which the gap can be addressed.

It is fairly predictable, is it not? Africa suffers from a water problem – that turns out not to exist. But having raised the alarm, Western facilities stand ready to help. Chief among them is the World Bank that will provide much needed cash to reap the benefits of these aquifers, etc.

What may occur is wearily predictable. The World Bank lends cash to corrupt governments that squander or loot resources. The "country" is eventually unable to pay and the IMF arrives to impose "austerity" – including higher taxes and an asset sale.

Thus the powers-that-be consolidate command and control. Global governance – or at least its influence – expands.

Conclusion: Thanks to the Internet, we can clearly see the patterns now. Africa, in our view, is being readied for significant Western exploitation and it is no coincidence they are reappearing here – and now.




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[-] 5 points by shadz66 (19985) 10 years ago

The alarming contents of your post are corroborated by the following revealing links :

multum in parvo ...

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

I saw my 1st Nestles commercial for their bottled water last night.

[-] 8 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

''Tapped'' is a documentary film which examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and on our reliance on oil. This doc. film presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water.

Both the “manufacture” of the water itself and also where the bottles come from, where they go after use and how they influence our lives while they’re with us, are addressed. The absence of major companies such as Coke, Pepsi and Nestle is extremely telling in light of all the material presented.

''Bottled Life'' is another excellent doc. which focuses on Nestle in the US and worldwide but I can't find links to it right now. Finally please consider :

fiat lux ...

[EDIT#1 : Sadly the 'Tapped'' vimeo link seems to have vanished so tho' I'll try to replace at a future time, I now append a link to another and different but equally excellent documentary on the same subject : ''A World Without Water'' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egtKx24dat8 - EDIT#2 : New ^Tapped' link^]

[-] 6 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago


DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday


H2O H2O everywhere but not a safe drop to drink.

Not a prob now available bottled in Ur local store.


[-] 6 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

''FLOW : For Love Of Water'' (2008) An excellent documentary film by Irena Salina.

Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. ''Flow'' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial water resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. Featuring Maude Barlow who uncovers the corporate profiteering that drives the huge global water business, it is an excellent insight into the water related issues that face us all wherever we are living, including the alarming effects of the synthetic agro-chemical 'Atrazine' in water . + Try to see :

Think Global ; Act Local ~*~

minima maxima sunt ...

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago


DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday


N e s t l e s Nestles sells the very best Waaaterrr.




[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

''The Story of Bottle Water'' :

multum in parvo ...

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Thanks - TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Just Facts Quick Painless just 8 minutes


What does it take to grab your interest/curiosity?

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

''Blue Gold : World Water Wars (Full Length Doc. Film)'' :

''Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. The Corporate Giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?'' I can't recommend this fantastic doc. film enough to anyone interested.

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

As well as - Farm Bill

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Union of Concerned Scientists: The Pulse: Farm Bill's final days http://www.ucsusa.org/publications/pulse/pulse_september_2013.html#.Ui9nWJxte5w.twitter

BTW did U know that Nestles sells water now?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

In continuance:

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

Corp(se)oRATions http://vimeo.com/25473955

Can Humanity? The WORLD afford them?

Food 4 Thought

What U need 2 KNOW


[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

Food 4 Thought

What U need 2 KNOW

still trying to help people that won't acknowledge you with a reply ?

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

We all need water to live - I don't care if anyone acknowledges me - I just want everyone to have information that they can use. If they are willing to look and consider.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago


DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

We all need water 2 live I don't care if anyone acknowledges me I just want everyone 2 have info. If they R willing 2 look and consider.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

I can't find that youtube speech of Captain Kirk saying we could choose not to to kill today

[-] 5 points by shadz66 (19985) 10 years ago

Thanx for your excellent forum-post. One of the major reasons for the War On Libya was water and we can see that an ever greedy corporate eye is now being cast upon Libya's unlikely but very real Water resources ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Manmade_River ), which will be available for future export to Malta, Sicily, Egypt, Tunisia, Europe etc. { http://www.waterpolitics.com/2011/07/31/water-big.... }.

Thus, on the matter of Libyan Fresh Water, the source of Libya's very real but seemingly improbable, Water Resources is NOT the surface run off and accumulation of rain water which is, as one would imagine in this now desert country, rather negligible.

The actual source of Libya's water resources are the subterranean fresh water aquifers which hold stupendous amounts of ancient water from when the region was far less dry and had a lush equatorial climate in pre-history, before 'modern-civilisation'.

The aquifers date from a time before The Sahara was the desert we now know & is termed 'fossil water'. Geologically it is known as 'The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer' and it is the largest such resource known in the world. It is this water that the Huge Civil-Engineering projects in Libya were dedicated to utilising.

Useful links :

a) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17775211 (See Very Interesting Map),

b) http://www.drinking-water.org/html/en/Sources/Fossil-Water-in-Libya.html ,

c) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nubian_Sandstone_Aquifer_System ,

d) http://occupywallst.org/forum/timeo-pax-americana-oilygarchs-banksters-obomber-l/ &

e) http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29589.htm - "Scramble for Africa" ; by John Cherian :

fiat lux ...

[-] 3 points by newdawning (20) 10 years ago

You're most welcome, and thanks for the corroborating articles !! Every bit helps and Africa is going to need exposure of criminals like gangbusters soon.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

I know, I know.

They'll sell it to Nestle's


[-] 2 points by cruisecontrol (-49) 8 years ago

I would add LeoYo's post..

(2935) 20 hours ago

The Pivot to Africa, The Startling Size, Scope, and Growth of US Military Operations on the African Continent

Thursday, 05 September 2013 09:24 By Nick Turse, TomDispatch | News Analysis



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H2O H2O everywhere but not a drop safe to drink

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Huge Water Resource Found in Africa: World Bank Steps In? Can Anyone Guess What Will Happen Next?

Well Tom Hanks is staring in a new movie about the Somali Coast Pirates. I'm thinking it will not be about poverty in Somalia.