World Water Day 2022: Groundwater, invisible but vital to health

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World Water Day 2022: Groundwater, invisible but vital to health
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World Water Day 2022: Groundwater, invisible but vital to health

There’s a whole fascinating world that exists underneath our feet that we don’t see, therefore we don’t relate.” Erin Brockovich, environmental activist The only time many people really think about groundwater is when things have gone terribly wrong— when they hear about community wells drying up or when toxic chemicals have leached into the groundwater, causing long, arduous walks to distant water supplies or cancers that appear after years of exposure. The reaction is one of horror and sympathy. They look at the water in their glasses differently for a moment. Then they forget. But it’s important to remember that groundwater provides half of all water used by households worldwide, a quarter of all the water drawn for irrigated agriculture, and one third of the water supply required for industry. This year’s World Water Day aims to make groundwater more visible. The launch of the UN World Water Development […]

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