Libya, The Richest Nation in All of Africa and The Middle East

In the mid-1950s, oil exploration in Libya’s vast southern desert region revealed a priceless hidden treasure. A treasure more valuable than gold, silver, diamonds, oil and all of the counterfeit money of the United States Federal Reserve. Deep under the Sahara sands of Libya, ancient aquifers have been storing 40,000-year-old reserves of pure drinking water.

Muammar Gaddafi’s dream was to provide fresh water for everyone, and to turn the desert green, making Libya self-sufficient in food production. He established large farms and encouraged the people to move to the desert.

The Great Man-Made River

Muammar Gaddafi's vision of pristine water and abundant food for Libya was the world's most wondrous, massive irrigation project, pulling ice age water from deep beneath Sahara desert.  

The forty year achievement was destroyed by US-NATO depleted uranium nuclear bombs, poisoning the water in one of the most inhuman crimes of our age.



The groundwater was put in place during ancient eras of dramatically different climates and became encapsulated through geological changes. Like the fossil fuels that were also created under long-vanished conditions, this “fossil water” is a non-renewable resource with great potential.

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The Great-Man River Project


To bring this ancient, remote water to Libya’s people The Great Man-Made River Project was launched, a water management scheme of enormous scope. The project is a network of pipes and reservoirs that move water from its subterranean desert origins and delivers it to the country’s heavily-populated coastal region at a total estimated cost in excess of $20 billion.

Financed by revenue from Libya’s massive oil reserves (the largest in Africa and the ninth largest in the world with 41.5 billion barrels), the project began in 1984. Construction continued until today. The Great Man-Made River Project has had a dramatic impact on economy of the many Libyan coastal cities now serviced by water from the nation’s ancient reserves. The system is designed to pump water from some 1,300 desert wells and move 6.5 million cubic meters of it every day. Already, 4,000 km (2,485 miles) of 4-meter-diameter pipeline is transporting water to faucets in Libyan homes.

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Amid construction work on the Great-Man River

NATO air strikes on the electricity supply, as well as depriving civilians of electricity, mean that water pumping stations are no longer operating in areas even where the pipelines remain intact. Water supply for the 70% of the population who depend on the piped supply has been compromised with this damage to Libya’s vital infrastructure.

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