How we can 'bank' water underground for use later on

Groundwater has often been seen as the underground resource that never runs out. This "out of sight out of mind" attitude means wells and boreholes are indiscriminately sunk and that groundwater is abused by the public and ...

Study finds potential in brackish groundwater desalination

New research suggests there's a large untapped resource for many of the increasingly water-limited regions of the U.S. and around the world: brackish groundwater, which, in theory at least, would require much less energy ...

Overuse of water threatens global food supply

Famine and starvation today threaten over 20 million people in four countries—Syria, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia—the globe's largest humanitarian crisis in over half a century, according to the United Nations. Though ...

NASA data used to track groundwater in Pakistan

The vast farmlands of Pakistan—a country with an economy based on agriculture—rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals ...

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