groundwater

September 28, 2012

Two thirds of USA struggling with water shortages, drought

The worst drought in more than half a century baked more than two thirds of the continental United States this summer and its harsh effects continue […]
August 9, 2012

Agriculture depleting global ground water reserves

The world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished due to over-exploitation, according to scientists in Canada and the Netherlands. The researchers, […]
April 23, 2012

Huge Ground Water Reserves in Africa

London – Huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa could provide a buffer against the effects of climate change for […]
June 30, 2011

Southern Africa: Improvements to regional groundwater management

With a view to improving development and management of groundwater in the region, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is developing several tools to empower persons […]
May 17, 2011

More Valuable than Gold

GROUNDWATER Where does it come from? Groundwater is an important part of the water cycle. It comes from rain, snow, sleet and hail that soak into […]
March 23, 2011

Groundwater to play a key role in South Africa – Water Research Commission

The use of groundwater, in conjunction with surface water, could form a key part of the solution to South Africa’s water crisis, the Water Research Commission […]
February 21, 2011

The World’s Oldest Water?

New evidence bolsters the notion that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa’s Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for many thousands, perhaps even millions, of years. […]
February 3, 2011

DA calls for moratorium on Karoo gas exploration

A controversial application by oil giant Shell to explore for gas in an area of the Karoo should be put on hold, the Democratic Alliance said […]
January 23, 2011

Groundwater Overuse May Make Arsenic More Common in South Asian Wells

A century of exploitation of groundwater supplies has drawn down water tables across Vietnam, making it difficult to avoid water contaminated with arsenic even at deeper […]