National Groundwater Awareness Week – 2020

 

Today marks the start of NGWA’s Groundwater Awareness Week in Australia! Did you know over 50% of the world’s population rely on groundwater as their primary drinking water source?
 
Keeping our groundwater free of contaminants is essential for ensuring stable freshwater sources into the future!

 

Fact Sources:

 

1U.S Geological Survey (2020). “Where is Earth’s Water?” USGS Water Science School. Accessed 09 March, 2020 from: https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/where-earths-water?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

 

2Pacific Institute. (2010). “WORLD WATER QUALITY FACTS AND STATISTICS” Accessed 09 March, 2020 from: https://pacinst.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/water_quality_facts_and_stats3.pdf

 

3 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. (2020). “Great Artesian Basin”.  Accessed 09 March, 2020 from: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/water/national/great-artesian-basin

4 The National Groundwater Association (2020). “Groundwater Awareness Week”. Accessed 09 March, 2020 from: https://www.ngwa.org/get-involved/groundwater-awareness-week/groundwater-awareness-week-2020