n IMIESA - The eighth wonder of the world : Africa

Volume 30, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... AFRICA The eighth wonder of the world by Nicholas McDiarmid The Great Man-Made River (GMR) project in Libya - often referred to as the 'eighth wonder of the world' - is an enormous water scheme consisting of a network of buried pipes, four metres in diameter, that extend for a distance of 4 000 kilometers. Underground water is pumped from 270 wells into reservoirs that feed the network. Estimates of the water reserves that lie beneath the desert equate to the flow of 200 years of water in the ..

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