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 »
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This map, courtesy NPR, shows the shrinking of underground water reserves, in most cases because farmers are pumping out water to irrigate their crops.