Hidden Treasure: 10 reasons to know more about groundwater / 2 priorities to take seriously – briefing note
8. More people use groundwater for drinking than use rain water or surface water
About half the population of Africa and Asia use groundwater directly from springs, wells and boreholes, while an unknown additional number served by piped systems enjoy groundwater use.
[Source: UNICEF/WHO, JMP, 2015 www.wssinfo.org/]
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