Item L1337/14A - PHOTO0000001550

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FR PUNES AG 12-Photo-SC-L1337/14A




  • 1968 (Creation)

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English transcription: At the request of the Governments of Algeria and Tunisia, a study of the ground water resources of the Northern Sahara was undertaken by UNESCO, acting as the executing Agency for the United Nations Development Programme. According to the experts, this immense territory of 500,000 sq. miles contains sufficient underground water to guarantee the agricultural development of double the existing irrigated land which could conceivably create 20,000 to 30,000 new jobs by the year 2000. Metering equipment at well head which measures height of water table.
French transcription: A la demande des gouvernements algérien et tunisien, une étude des ressources en eau du sous-sol du Sahara septentrional a été entreprise par le Programme des Nations-Unies pour le développement dont l'UNESCO est l'agent d'exécution. Selon les experts, cet immense territoire de 800.000 km2 recèle toute l'eau nécessaire pour garantir le développement hydroagricole en doublant la surface des terres irriguées et pour favoriser la création de 20.000 à 30.000 emplois nouveaux d'ici à l'an 2000. Appareil de mesure du débit d'eau.
Description: A rectangular meter with a Bosco & Co Torino metal plate showing a meter reading of 0.56 and containing a roll of continuous form paper with holes on each side and enclosed in glass. The meter is set on a large pipe and is inside a site surrounded by wire mesh. In the distance a desert landscape.

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UNESCO / F. Verhoog. See Reproduction notice here: Photographic Archives

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