Technical Report: Groundwater depletion

Mena Benavides, Melisa, Eberle, Caitlyn and Narvaez, Liliana (2023). Technical Report: Groundwater depletion. Interconnected Disaster Risks 2023: Risk Tipping Points. United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

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    Author Mena Benavides, Melisa
    Eberle, Caitlyn
    Narvaez, Liliana
    Title Technical Report: Groundwater depletion
    Series Title Interconnected Disaster Risks 2023: Risk Tipping Points
    Publication Date 2023-10-25
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Pages 27
    Language eng
    Abstract Around 30 per cent of the world’s freshwater is stored as groundwater, often used for drinking water and crop irrigation. A balance between extraction and recharge is critical to maintain stable water levels and ensuring a reliable supply for irrigation and drinking water. However, many global groundwater resources are being depleted faster than they can recharge. Accelerated extraction rates, particularly from agricultural intensification, are putting groundwater resources and the systems that depend on them at risk. This technical background report for the 2023 edition of the Interconnected Disaster Risks report analyses the root causes, drivers, impacts and potential solutions for the groundwater depletion risk tipping point our world is facing through an analysis of academic literature, media articles and expert interviews.
    Keyword Water security
    Tipping point
    Virtual water
    Copyright Holder United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.53324/CUAA8911
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