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  • Free in HJ: Topical Collection, Groundwater-based agriculture in the Mediterranean

    A collection of eight articles in Hydrogeology Journal explores the future of groundwater-based agriculture in the Mediterranean from an interdisciplinary perspective. The imminent crisis that many groundwater economies face due to rapid and intense global change may have severe irreversible social, economic and environmental consequences, but could also be the... read more...

  • Man Sentenced to Do Research for Illegal Use of Groundwater

    An Iranian judge has sentenced a person illegally exploiting groundwater to conducting a survey on the current trend of using underground water tables. Find out more http://ifpnews.com/exclusive/man-sentenced-research-groundwater/ read more...

  • Phillipines regional water crisis by 2025: Pampanga’s groundwater source in danger

    Decades of indiscriminate domestic, agricultural and industrial use of groundwater resources have led to a significant decline in the quality of ground water sources not just in Pampanga but in the whole of Central Luzon. Find out more Read news article read more...

  • Italy Drought: 11 regions poised for state of emergency

    Rome’s public water fountains are a symbol of the city, and are a welcome source of refreshment for tourists and locals. But many of the capital’s drinking fountains were under threat of being turned off, as severe drought takes hold in Italy. To date 11 of Italy’s 20 regions are... read more...

  • Sweden’s water shortage: What you need to know

    It may not be something commonly associated with a northern European nation, but Sweden is currently fretting over water shortages in several parts of the country, and there are already visible consequences. Here’s everything you need to know about the situation…. read more...

  • Tracking groundwater offers clues to our ancestors’ migrations and our own gene pool

    A new study, building on a previously funded EU project and published in “Nature Communications”, explores the influence of groundwater locations on East African ancestral survival, with the suggestion that they also acted as a spur for evolution. Find out more http://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/201262_en.html read more...

  • IAEA project maps groundwater reserves in Africa’s Sahel region

    Spreading over a 7-million square kilometre area, the Sahel is home to 135 million people across West, Central and North Africa. The area has suffered from extreme drought in recent decades, affecting agriculture and causing widespread hunger. Without many rivers to draw water from, groundwater systems are the region’s main... read more...

  • India uses up more groundwater than US and China

    On average, it receives a million cubic metres of rainfall on every square kilometre. But Naujhil block is a declared “dark zone”, that is, its groundwater extraction far exceeds the recharging rate and use of electricity for pumping water is not permitted. Because of heavy withdrawal, the groundwater is very... read more...

  • Nevada water legislation may impact groundwater and ecosystems

    Environmental groups expressed grave concerns today in a hearing of the Nevada Senate Natural Resources Committee over proposed legislation … to allow construction of a massive water pipeline, devastating ecosystems and putting already imperiled wildlife at risk of extinction…. would pave the way for massive groundwater export projects that would... read more...

  • UK Groundwater Forum

    The revised and updated version of the UK Groundwater Forum’s popular publication was launched on 13th September at Groundwater: Managing our Hidden Asset, a two day conference co-convened by the IAH British National Chapter and the Hydrogeology Group of the Geological Society to celebrate IAH’s 60th anniversary and the Geological... read more...

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