Africa needs its forests to address its ever-growing water crisis.

As the saying goes in Uganda, ‘you know the usefulness of a well when it dries up.’ Africa’s wells are drying up, and the water crisis is predicted to become a catastrophe by 2025. Across the continent, many cities and villages are experiencing severe water shortages. Nowhere was this more evident than in 2018, when the world watched as Cape Town came frighteningly close to Day Zero, a point at which the city would run out of water.

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