Assesment of transboundary aquifers of the world. Vulnerability arising from human water use.

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Title
Assesment of transboundary aquifers of the world. Vulnerability arising from human water use.
Author
Lena Heinrich, Yoshihide Wada
Year of publication
2013
Publisher
IOP Publishing
URL
http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024003
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Summary
Internationally shared, or transboundary, aquifers (TBAs) have long played an important role in sustaining drinking water supply and food production, supporting livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. Rapidly growing populations and their food demands cast significant doubt on the sustainability of TBAs. This study provides a first quantitative assessment of TBAs worldwide with an aquifer stress indicator over the period 1960–2010 using groundwater abstraction, groundwater recharge, and groundwater contribution to environment flow. The results reveal that 8% of TBAs worldwide are currently stressed due to human overexploitation.
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Journal
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Regions
  • All countries (Global) (XXX)
Themes
  • Groundwater Methods - Vulnerability Mapping
  • Transboundary GW Resources Management

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