By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
In the dry and dusty Turkana region of northern Kenya, an enormous water source has been found that could supply the country for 70 years! The two aquifers – underground layers of water-bearing rock – were discovered in the Turkana Basin and Lotikipi Basin by using both radar and satellites. Since Turkana is one of the hottest and poorest parts of Kenya, this discovery is miraculous news for the locals. Environment Minister Judi Wakhungu announced the finding at a meeting of United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She said, “This newly found wealth of water opens a door to a more prosperous future for the people of Turkana and the nation as a whole. We must now work to further explore these resources responsibly and safeguard them for future generations.”
Featured image courtesy of UNESCO.