Botswana: Outpours in the Thirstlands

Botswana's environment is naturally dry, semi-arid, and thirsty being covered 70% by the dryland Savanna of the Kalahari. Trends in climate, industry, and human demand threaten the delicate balance in the country of the Kalahari, also called "The Great Thirstland."

More than 70 inches of rainfall water evaporates leading to the depletion of the 80-% provision of underwater. Agriculture and mining are the main activities that take water in Botswana.

This video is related to the project of the Pulitzer Center: "Botswana's Paradox: Diamonds and Water

 

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