Groundwater is running out. Global partnerships are key to securing groundwater resources for future generations. A new initiative seeks to unite organizations to promote sustainable groundwater management.
STOCKHOLM (30 AUGUST 2016) — Around the world, wells pump about 1,000 cubic kilometres of water each year to supply irrigated agriculture, livestock, and other human needs. This is more than one third of all the water withdrawn for human use. The realities of depletion are threatening livelihoods and food production as more and more water is used and specific policies fail to equally engage users and the state. How to resolve the growing needs of industrializing economies without severely threatening groundwater supplies?