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  • Yellowstone’s most famous geyser could shut down, with huge ramifications

    Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park’s most famous geyser, is a sight to behold, shooting tens of thousands of litres of boiling water hundreds of feet into the air almost every hour. But a new climate assessment and a recent study have shown that rising temperatures, reduced snowfall and increased rain... read more...

  • Iran is draining its aquifers dry

    Iran is using more groundwater than can be naturally recharged, according to an analysis of national data. And even as more wells are tapped into the ground each year, their overall output keeps dropping. Groundwater amounts to 60% of the country’s total supply and is consumed almost entirely by agriculture.... read more...

  • Texas must address groundwater future, says expert

    Texas groundwater common law is fundamentally based on principles developed in ancient Rome. Long-term water security is essential for the future of Texas, and the state acutely needs a common law system that can balance world-scale agricultural activity, industrial development and urban growth while also protecting private property rights. Find... read more...

  • Study analyzes the risk of karst groundwater contamination to human consumption

    Researchers analyzed the presence of several pollutants in water from many karst aquifers of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, relating fast infiltration processes to an increased concentration of these substances. During rainfall events when aquifers recharge the concentration of pollutants and pathogenic microorganisms can significantly exceed the safe... read more...

  • Groundwater monitoring with seismic instruments

    Researchers at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), together with colleagues from Nepal, have demonstrated an elegant method to track groundwater dynamics in high mountains using seismic waves. Find out more https://www.waterworld.com/environmental/press-release/14204061/groundwater-monitoring-with-seismic-instruments read more...

  • Why Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water

    Peru is turning to ancient indigenous techniques, natural ecosystems – and groundwater, to keep its taps running, as climate change threatens to dry out its water supply. Rainfall is diverted to natural infiltration basins. “If we plant the water, we can harvest the water. But if we don’t plant the... read more...

  • The building of groundwater wells in Venzuela

    Amidst the current problematic economic situation and levels of poverty in Venezuela, urban and rural sectors are going deep to find water due to poor access to safe water. Geographical studies or dowsing are the most common methods of creating local groundwater wells in Venezuela. Find out more https://borgenproject.org/groundwater-wells-in-venezuela/ read more...

  • How Yemen’s solar power revolution could drain the whole country of water

    During the war, Yemenis have turned to solar power for homes and hospitals as well as water pumps. But new research says that too much water is being pumped and the whole country is at risk. Satellite remote sensing shows that groundwater in western Yemen has been at its lowest... 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...

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