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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Gleeson, T., VanderSteen, J., Sophocleous, M. et al. Groundwater sustainability strategies. Nature Geosci 3, 378–379 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo881
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