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  • Easter Island Statues May Have Been Erected As ‘Guardians’ Of Groundwater Sources

    Easter island’s famous statues, large human figures as high as 33 feet carved from the local quarried volcanic rocks, have long puzzled visitors and scientists. Research shows that the statues are usually located near sources of drinkable water, at points where springs emerge. Find out more https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2019/02/06/easter-island-statues-may-erected-as-guardians-of-water-sources/#72968c344628 read more...

  • World’s Groundwater Reserves Facing Major Environmental Crisis

    Future ​generations ​could be faced ​with an ​environmental ​‘time ​bomb’ if ​climate change ​is to have a ​significant ​effect on the ​world’s ​essential ​groundwater ​reserves. Find out more https://thewaternetwork.com/_/hydrogeology-and-groundwater-remediation/article-FfV/worlds-groundwater-reserves-facing-major-environmental-crisis-jbcp0LGpSTij58v879Mu9g   read more...

  • Mining Enterprises and Groundwater

    In what ways do mining activities interact with groundwater systems ? The eighth title in our series of Strategic Overview Papers (IAH-SOS) has been completed and is available to download. This covers “Mining Enterprises and Groundwater”. Once again, production of the papers has been led by Past President Stephen Foster... read more...

  • The first case of a Portuguese beetle living exclusively in groundwater

    A diving beetle demonstrating various adaptations to life underground, including depigmentation and evolutionary loss of eyes, was discovered in Portugal. This new to science species is the first known representative of the whole order of beetles to exclusively inhabit the underground waters of Portugal. Find out more https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190108084435.htm read more...

  • Excessive withdrawals and oil and gas industry deplete groundwater

    A new study finds that groundwater stores are depleted not only by excessive withdrawals, but due to injection, and potentially contamination, from the oil and gas industry in areas of deep fresh and brackish groundwater. Find out more https://physicsworld.com/a/excessive-withdrawals-and-oil-and-gas-industry-deplete-groundwater/ read more...

  • Jordan to drill ‘fossil water’ wells a half-mile underground

    Seven new wells are scheduled to be built in Jordan to tap the Disi, a deep aquifer that contains so-called fossil water that accumulated 10,000 to 30,000 years ago. It’s the last source of fresh groundwater for the country, experts say. Find out more https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/jordan-drill-fossil-water-wells-half-mile-underground-n930426 read more...

  • Groundwater discovery brings hope to UAE farmer after years of drought

    The discovery by farmers this week of fresh groundwater in Ras Al Khaimah, announced by the Environmental Protection and Development Authority, was a welcome surprise for many who once relied on farming as their main source of income. Find out more https://www.thenational.ae/uae/groundwater-discovery-brings-hope-to-rak-farmer-after-years-of-drought-1.806692 read more...

  • Malaysia to study potential use of groundwater

    The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry is conducting a thorough study on the potential of groundwater as a new source of water for the country, its Minister Xavier Jayakumar said today. Find out more https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/456798 read more...

  • Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

    Ideally, countries should take an integrated approach to water resource management to help reduce strain on specific water resources while also extending the lifespan of a region’s water supply. This involves efficiently managing surface and groundwater resources in tandem but many African countries tend to mismanage their groundwater resources. Find... read more...

  • Bottle rockets: why are we all so angry about groundwater?

    Commercial water bottling continues to spark controversy. But is it really such a big deal, or a proxy for something else? Find out more https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/03-12-2018/bottle-rockets-why-are-we-all-so-angry-about-groundwater/ read more...

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