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When wells run dry

A global analysis reveals growing societal dependence on the use of non-renewable freshwater resources that depletes groundwater reserves and undermines human resilience to water scarcity in a warming world.

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Figure 1: Historical and projected groundwater withdrawals in the world's major irrigating countries.


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Taylor, R. When wells run dry. Nature 516, 179–180 (2014).

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