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Jun
22
Andrea Blackmore
Research shows the world is running out of water
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Next time you’re faced with the question “Why should I bother with saving water?”… here’s why…

NASA research has found¬†21 of the world’s 37 largest aquifers – in locations from India and China to the United States and France – have passed their sustainability tipping points, meaning more water is being removed than replaced from these vital underground reservoirs.

“The water table is dropping all over the world,” senior water scientist Jay Famiglietti said. “There’s not an infinite supply of water.”¬† He hoped the findings would spur discussion and further research into how much groundwater is left.”We need to get our heads together on how we manage groundwater,” he said, “because we’re running out of it.”

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