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Libya one of several countries in the Middle East and North Africa facing high water stress, mainly because of its semi-arid to arid climate and low rainfall. Water resources in Libya rely heavily on groundwater (about 97% of the total water consumption).

Water Quality in Libya

In a largely arid country like Libya, clean water is most valuable for meeting human needs and agricultural production. Contamination from seawater intrusion and oil drilling has put water quality under pressure and reduced the useable supply. Consequently, water quality is considered a critical issue.

Surface water quality