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Groundwater sustainability strategies

Aquifers are the primary source of drinking water for up to two billion people. To avoid overexploitation, lengthy renewal periods of some aquifers must be taken into account.

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Figure 1: Satellite image of crops irrigated by groundwater from the High Plains aquifer in Kansas, USA.


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Gleeson, T., VanderSteen, J., Sophocleous, M. et al. Groundwater sustainability strategies. Nature Geosci 3, 378–379 (2010).

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