Around 5,000 acres of farmland in arid and semi-arid regions are lost every day to damage caused by salt, according to a UN report with contributions from scientists at the International Water Management Institute and WLE.
The county capital of Wajir in northeast Kenya lacks clean drinking water and has no suitable source of water nearby. That's why the Kenyan government plans to tap into an important groundwater body, the Merti aquifer.
One-third of the world's terrain is considered flood prone; this land also houses 82 percent of the global population. Floods can destroy crops, lives and infrastructure, cause massive displacement of communities and disrupt access to drinking water.