31 Dec '11, 1pm

Satellite Studies Reveal Groundwater Depletion around the World: Access to freshwater resources has always been

Satellite Studies Reveal Groundwater Depletion around the World: Access to freshwater resources has always been

RELATED ARTICLES NASA Study Shows Major Groundwater Loss in California Since 2003 December 16, 2009 07:27 AM Disappearing Ground Water September 27, 2010 01:06 PM Natural sediment may shield groundwater from arsenic October 12, 2011 11:21 AM Many wells in Vietnam's Red River delta contaminated January 18, 2011 06:29 AM /sci-tech/article/43785 Access to freshwater resources has always been a critical need for human and all forms of life on Earth. With a world population estimated at just shy of 7 billion and growing, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says agricultural production will need to increase 70% by 2050. As agriculture takes up most of human water use, that’s going to put vastly greater demands and strains on our water resources at a time when climate change is changing temperature and precipitation levels and patterns in ways that cannot be predicted at loc...

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