Articles tagged "groundwater"

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Scientists develop first map of groundwater recharge rates across Africa

An international team of scientists published a new study providing the first-ever map of the groundwater recharge rates across Africa based on ground measurements. The study shows data about where groundwater exists and the rate at which groundwater is replenished,...

February 20, 2021

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Satellites show signs of drought in European groundwater

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) satellites showed indications of drought in European groundwater in a map taken on June 22, 2020. According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), meteorological drought conditions began in...

July 09, 2020

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Has Africa run out of water? - Prof. Alan MacDonald

Many people in Africa still lack reliable access to safe water, which affects health, livelihoods and the potential for sustainable growth. Why is this still a problem, given that in other areas, such as mobile phone coverage, Africa is seeing spectacular growth in...

April 12, 2018

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Earth's groundwater supplies mapped for the first time

An international team of scientists has for the first time succeeded in producing the map of Earth's total groundwater supplies, Canadian University of Victoria announced on November 17, 2015. This pioneering attempt managed to provide significant information in...

November 18, 2015

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Humanity rapidly depleting one third of Earth's largest aquifers

In two new studies led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), scientists mapped 37 of the world's largest underground basins using NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites and concludes that humanity is rapidly depleting one

July 12, 2015