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Water-stressed Bangladesh looks to recharge its fast-depleting aquifers

Bangladesh is looking to recharge its aquifers with storm water, reclaimed water, desalinated water and potable water, to help prevent the depletion of this precious resource. A draft national strategy for managed aquifer recharge (MAR) has been submitted for approval. Bangladesh ranks as the sixth largest user of groundwater in the world. By 2030, groundwater levels in the greater Dhaka area may drop by between 3 and 5.1 meters per year — approximately 70% faster than the current rate.

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