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Climate change – impacting on quantity and quality of groundwater

Increasing drought, less precipitation, rising water demand in agriculture—climate change is causing problems for our groundwater and is leading to falling groundwater levels in some regions. When the underground water table is low, polluted surface water from streams and rivers finds its way more and more into the groundwater. Our drinking water and groundwater ecosystems are endangered—making a problem of quantity a problem of quality too.

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