Nuclear technology contributes to managing Nile water

Nile basin. Photo: Bionet

Nuclear technology is playing its role in the management of valuable water resources along the River Nile in Africa.

The Nile River Basin is an expansive area of groundwater found around the river itself, covering some 3.2 million square kilometers.

Eleven countries depend on this groundwater, so the way it is managed is extremely important

The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is using nuclear and isotopic techniques to see how and where the water in the basin is flowing.

Callist Tindimugaya, is from the Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda and the chair of the steering committee for the Nile groundwater project.

Steve Thatchet asked him to explain why the work is important.

Duration: 3'04"

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