1.2.4  Mining use

Mining activities use huge amounts of water in processing ore to extract minerals. In Ethiopia, mining for gold and other valuable metals is an increasingly important part of the national economy (Figure 1.5) and would not be possible without the use of water.

Figure 1.5 Mining for gold in Okote, Oromia Region.

1.2.3  Industrial use

1.2.5  Use in power generation