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  • Freshened Groundwater in the Sub-seafloor

    Offshore freshened groundwater (OFG) is water hosted in sediments and rocks below the seafloor. It can be found offshore of most continents around the world and could possibly become a source of potable water for human populations living near the coast. Scientists are using a variety of geochemical, geophysical, and... read more...

  • Land subsidence ‘will affect almost fifth of global population’

    Subsidence, or the gradual sinking of land, could affect 19% of the world’s population by 2040, according to new research funded by Unesco. Extraction of water from the ground causes the surface to sink. Lack of pumping regulations and rapidly increasing human populations are the most likely factors contributing to... read more...

  • Monitoring groundwater along river corridors

    Spend time in any of the world’s great forests and you’ll start seeing the trees as immense pillars holding the heavens aloft while firmly anchored in the earth. It’s as much fact as sentiment. Trees really do link the ground to the sky by exchanging energy and matter between the... read more...

  • Duvel beer and Pfizer vaccine made using the same groundwater

    Duvel beer and the new Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are made using the same source of groundwater, according to an expert in hydrology. The quality of the water used is crucial to beer, to such an extent that companies often purify the water and then add back the qualities most sought-after.... read more...

  • Concerns mink mass graves in Denmark may have contaminated groundwater

    Danish environmental authorities are looking into whether decomposing mink buried in dirt pits following a nationwide cull may have contaminated groundwater and nearby protected nature areas. Find out more https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-11/mass-mink-graves-in-denmark-may-have-soiled-groundwater/12973200 read more...

  • Eindhoven’s surplus groundwater deserves an innovative solution

    Surplus groundwater in Eindhoven has been pumped up for years in order to keep everyone’s our feet dry. but last month an alarming study was published which showed that the surrounding Brabant countryside is thirsty and that it needs a lot more water to survive. A new innovative and sustainable... read more...

  • Climate change warms groundwater in Bavaria

    Groundwater reservoirs in Bavaria have warmed considerably over the past few decades. A new study compares temperatures at 35 measuring stations, taken at different depths, with data from the 1990s. Water found at a depth of 20 meters was almost one degree warmer on average than 30 years ago. Find... read more...

  • Cataluña se estanca entre malas aguas

    El siete de cada 10 acuíferos catalanes están contaminados, según los datos que la Agencia Catalana del Agua (ACA). El histórico problema por nitratos en las aguas subterráneas afecta ya al 68% de los acuíferos. Las zonas contaminadas se encuentran en la periferia de la capital, el litoral y prelitoral... read more...

  • What Is The Purpose Of A Groundwater Recharge Wetland Park?

    The 75 acre (34 ha) groundwater recharge park in Florida will be a man-made wetland constructed on sandy soils that allow water to gradually percolate through the soil and recharge the aquifer beneath it. Reclaimed water will be used to continuously hydrate the wetland and will recharge the Floridan aquifer.... read more...

  • New research raises the alarm for our most precious buffer to climate change: groundwater

    As climate change threatens water security and global populations grow, groundwater seems an obvious answer to boosting food production and industry. However research has uncovered an alarming lack of global governance and grave mismanagement of the world’s precious groundwater reserves, needlessly putting millions of lives at risk. For more information... read more...

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