For the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, groundwater is a hidden but significant problem, as many countries extract more than is being recharged1 and most lack solid legal frameworks and national water policy regulations to determine use.

As a result, there are questions and concerns about the current status of groundwater aquifers, especially with the increasing impact of climate change, as well as the type of sustainable alternative solutions that could assist in conserving them.

Libya is no exception to this broader regional trend, and the country suffers from growing water scarcity according to a number of experts and international organizations.