Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB)
5th October, 2021 Geography
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- Ministers of the Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal signed a joint declaration to advance trans-boundary cooperation in the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB).
- This is in line with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Water Convention.
- The Senegalo-Mauritanian aquifer basin is the largest basin in the Atlantic margin of north-west Africa, having an area of 350,000 square kilometres.
- More than 24 million inhabitants of the region are dependent on it for drinking water and other needs.
- This includes the capitals of Guinea Bissau and Senegal, namely Bissau and Dakar.