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  • Groundwater can prevent drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa

    Millions of people living in the arid regions of the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year. Historically, emergency responses to drought have been reactive, despite the reality that drought in the Horn of Africa is cyclical and increasing. One way to improve drought resilience is... read more...

  • Grave danger – Cemeteries as a source of groundwater pollution

    Halloween brought with it thoughts of ghosts, skeletons and spooky cemeteries. Graveyards have long been considered scary places thanks to the corpses beneath our feet, but for most people not because of the contamination risk they can pose to groundwater. Find out more https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/grave-danger-cemeteries-as-a-source-of-groundwater-pollution read more...

  • Groundwater heating could be the answer to greener cities

    Natural water in the ground below UK streets could be used as a low-carbon heat source in many of the country’s towns and cities, according to new research from the British Geological Survey. Find out more https://www.powerengineeringint.com/2019/10/22/groundwater-heating-could-be-the-answer-to-greener-cities/?topic=73112 read more...

  • Drought-proofing South Africa: Groundwater is the way to go

    Under-utilised groundwater – married with new technologies such as solar power – could play a major role in combating poverty and improving food and water security. And all to the benefit of those South Africans who battle to feed themselves and their families. Find out more https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-10-23-drought-proofing-south-africa-groundwater-is-the-way-to-go/ 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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