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Groundwater exports from Pakistan

Pakistan is the third-largest user of groundwater after India and the United States and groundwater withdrawals exceed the recharge rate — aquifers’ natural replenishment rate. As a result, groundwater reserves are rapidly depleting, threatening the sustainability of this precious natural resource. With high irrigation of crops, Pakistan is also one of the top groundwater exporters in the world. It loses enormous amounts of water because of food and crops exports, especially of rice and sugar.

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