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Large-scale global groundwater variations from satellite gravimetry and hydrological models, 2002-2012

Posted By Mahboubeh in Hydrogeology

Groundwater storage is an important parameter in water resource management, land-surface processes and hydrological cycle. However, the traditional instruments are very difficult to monitor global groundwater storage variations due to high cost and strong labor intensity. In this paper, the global total terrestrial water storage (TWS) are derived from approximate 10 years of monthly geopotential http://ac.els-cdn.com -

Our hidden and threatened water supply

Posted By Hadian in Hydrogeology

Many coastal communities worldwide that rely on groundwater are experiencing water shortages and risk of seawater intrusion. We have an opportunity now to protect our groundwater aquifers so they can continue to provide a safe and sustainable water supply.
In recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, here are some facts about our local groundwater resources and the Soquel http://www.santacruzsentinel.com -

It never rains and then it pours. What is going on with our weather?

Posted By Milad in Hydrogeology

The transformation of the British landscape over the last 12 months has been dramatic. At the end of 2011, the nation was caught in the grip of one of the severest droughts on record. Low rainfall over the previous year had reduced water levels in rivers and reservoirs to exceptional levels. The year ahead promised to be one of parched landscapes, hosepipe bans and streams turned to trickles. The http://www.guardian.co.uk -

Wissard Project Seeks Signs of Life Under Antarctica - NYTimes.com

Posted By Mousa in Hydrogeology

An Antarctic drilling project is being launched by the US researchers in an attempt to proof the existence of life under the freezing land. The project is launched after an earlier Russian and British researchers’ teams went home for this season due to technical difficulties. The freezing temperatures are extreme conditions that could be similar to condition on Mars. If any form of life exists th http://www.nytimes.com -

Fast-Growing Kenya Facing Ground Water Depletion

Posted By Kondwani in Hydrogeology

As demand for water rises and rainfall becomes less dependable, fewer Kenyans can rely only on rivers, springs or - for the lucky minority - a piped water supply. Many instead are turning to borehole water.But increasing urbanisation, combined with the effects of climate change and the growing popularity of tapping into underground aquifers, is proving an unsustainable combination, experts say.
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