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  • 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...

  • Over-Extraction of Groundwater is Driving Up Carbon Emissions

    Over-extraction of groundwater is a major environmental challenge in many parts of India. It is not only leading to rapid decline in groundwater reserves but also contributing to India’s carbon emissions, a new study has warned. Find out more https://weather.com/en-IN/india/pollution/news/2018-11-16-groundwater-carbon-emissions-india/ read more...

  • Groundwater runs short; water battles grow in Chennai

    When the thousands of water lorry drivers who shore up parched Chennai’s overtaxed water delivery system went on strike for three days last month, to protest a ruling restricting their access to groundwater, a water crisis ensued. Find out more https://www.deccanherald.com/national/groundwater-runs-short-water-702028.html read more...

  • Use groundwater to top up Copenhagen’s starved lakes in summer

    This summer, Copenhagen’s lakes and ponds experienced massive water shortages, losing an unprecedented 90,000 litres of water every hour through evaporation during the drought. All of this could be avoided, contends the environmental foundation Miljøpunkt Nørrebro, as there is a huge water supply close at hand that could be used... read more...

  • 21 Indian Cities Projected to Run Out of Groundwater by 2020

    At least 21 cities in India are facing a potentially catastrophic water crisis within the next two years as groundwater is depleted, and the resulting shortages could affect more than 100 million people, a recent report says. Find out more https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2018-10-16-india-cities-will-run-out-groundwater-2020 read more...

  • As groundwater levels plunge, Lahore begins turning off taps

    Fearing shortages, Pakistan’s second-largest city turns to water rationing – and raises prices. “Fresh underground water is a precious resource, which we can’t allow anyone to misuse.” Find out more http://news.trust.org//item/20181010133945-yv1op/ read more...

  • Colombia: tragic loss of three young earth scientists

    We are sad to report the recent tragic deaths of three young earth scientists in Colombia. Below are statements in Spanish and English from the Asociación Colombiana de Hidrogeologos (ACH)/IAH Colombian chapter, IAH’s Early Career Hydrogeologist Network (ECHN-IAH) and IAH’s Burdon Groundwater Network for International Development (IAH-BGID). We join them... read more...

  • Soil Could Filter Antibiotics from Treated Wastewater, Protecting Groundwater

    Soil may be a natural filter that can act as a tertiary treatment for wastewater, preventing antibiotics from contaminating groundwater, according to researchers who conducted a study at Penn State‘s Living Filter. Find out more Science and Technology Research News read more...

  • What lives beneath: Microbes in NZ groundwater have vital role in processing contaminants

    By looking at the whole range of organisms that are there and how they change in response to contaminants, scientists can start building a picture of the stress a groundwater environment is under. Changes in water quality will be seen in changes to biological diversity. Find out more https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/106280426/what-lives-beneath-microbes-in-nz-groundwater-have-vital-role-in-processing-contaminants read more...

  • Groundwater helping rural communities cope with drought in Nile Basin

    According to the State of the Nile Report by the Nile Basin Initiative, ground water is an important resource, supporting the social and economic development of the Nile riparian countries and making an important contribution to water and food security in the region. Find out more http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/226215/ read more...

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