10 things to know about groundwater:#1

Hidden Treasure: 10 reasons to know more about groundwater / 2 priorities to take seriously – briefing note

GROUNDWATER is the water stored in the pores and other openings in rocks below ground. It is a precious resource which must be safeguarded for the benefit of mankind.


  1. Groundwater comprises 96% of all liquid fresh water on earth

Think of this groundwater stored beneath our feet as the savings in your bank, or the financial reserves of a nation.

Most (97%) of the world’s water is sea water. Two-thirds of the freshwater, is ice. Groundwater comprises 96% of the freshwater which we can utilise.

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