What is groundwater, why is it critical for life on Earth, and what do we need to do to protect it?

Groundwater is water that has found its way down from the Earth’s surface. Image: Pixabay/geoworld

Helen Nugent

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Graphic showing what happens underneath earth's surface.
Groundwater fills up spaces under the water table known as ‘saturated zones’. Image: Groundwater Foundation.


What is the World Economic Forum doing to help ensure global food security?

Graphic showing how groundwater is essential to human and economic development.
Groundwater is absolutely essential to life on Earth. Image: The World Bank.

Graphic showing how improved monitoring should be undertaken as a top priority.
Changes need to be made to ensure we protect groundwater supplies. Image: The World Bank.
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