Groundwater is the water that is stored underground, in what are called aquifers. Groundwater is recharged by rainfall and surface water such as lakes and rivers. This is one of a series of films from a 7-year UK-Government (DFID-UKRI) funded research programme called UPGro (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor). For more information, visit www.upgro.org. For related films see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTv5...!
Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day. So what’s the problem? Well, while groundwater is the most abundant source of freshwater on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight into the water below. Now it’s time to uncover the mysteries behind the great resource of groundwater! Visit the #HiddenResource campaign website: thehiddenresource.com !