A new aquifer has been discovered in Namibia.  It could provide water for the northern region (40% of population) for 400 years at current rates of consumption.

There are fears that unauthorised drilling could allow the smaller salty aquifer that sits on top of it to contaminate the supply, which is currently potable.

I’ve two thoughts:

If we’ve only just discovered this much water hiding under a country, how much else is there out there to discover?

And, how many stories could be inspired from this one little discovery?  You could have the large political drama about the use of the water that was discovered.  Or a smaller story about the fortunes of one family in the area and how it affects them.  Or a family who move to the area because of it and discover that it’s not that much different.  Or… the possibilities are endless.

How many more can you think of?

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