Growing human pressures on lakes & aquifers

Groundwater is a major water source in many parts of the world.

Artesian basins and aquifers

artesian basin & well diagram




 Groundwater re-charge

The Guardian Video showing waste water recycling and replenishment of groundwater  Groundwater recharge using gabions

 New York Times

How some cities are re-charging their aquifers artificially

The GuardianHow utilising groundwater sources could affect African countries

 Environmental impacts of groundwater abstraction

Groundwater depletion – See the USGS for a review of the key issues.

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Subsidence due to falling water tables

The Guardian

BBC – Jakarta is sinking (Sep 2018)


Salinization of groundwater in coastal areas due to falling water tables


Reduced river discharge levels – See link below

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The Guardian

Drying up of wells/springs/oases

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Changes to groundwater chemistry


Loss of natural vegetation

The Guardian

Agriculture and industry affecting groundwater in India


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