Demand for water outstrips supply : Nature News & Comment. In a groundbreaking (pun intended) report, the Journal Nature explains how ground water resources are being stretched in many parts of the world, including in the U.S. The authors found that 20% of the world’s aquifers are being overexploited, some massively so. The most important next… Read more »
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Here, you can begin an informed discussion with your neighbors and friends about the ground water resource that you share and depend on.
Water is essential for all socio-economic development and for maintaining healthy ecosystems. As population increases and development calls for increased allocations of groundwater and surface water for the domestic, agriculture and industrial sectors, the pressure on water resources intensifies, leading to tensions, conflicts among users, and excessive pressure on the environment. The increasing stress on… Read more »
This map, courtesy NPR, shows the shrinking of underground water reserves, in most cases because farmers are pumping out water to irrigate their crops.