Nubian sandstone in Japans
An example is the Programme for the Development of a Regional Strategy for the Utilization of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System established in 2000.
Case study: The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System
In order to assure the sustainable development and continued regional cooperation for the proper management of the Nubian sandstone aquifer, it was deemed imperative to share the information, monitor the aquifer regionally, and exchange updated information on the behaviour of that shared resource.
In the case of a non-recharging aquifer, such as the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer, the underlying consideration would be the maximization of long-term benefits.
National, regional and international organizations are currently studying and assessing such major aquifer systems as the Guarani aquifer, the Nubian Sandstone aquifers, the Karoo aquifers, the Vechte aquifer, the Slovak Karst-Aggtelek aquifer and the Praded aquifer.
The Nubian sandstone aquifer system can be differentiated into two major systems:
The Nubian sandstone aquifer system is one of the largest regional aquifer resources in Africa and in the world.
The Nubian sandstone aquifer is a shared aquifer, between Chad, Egypt, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Sudan.
The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System occupies a great portion of the arid Eastern Sahara in Northeast Africa.
The Special Rapporteur explained why such an approach was not advisable by referring to the huge Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System which is found in four States: Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan.