Aquifer exhausation

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Written by Al Gore

The introduction of new water drilling and pumping technology has been a significant factor (in drawing groundwater aquifers down). In India, for example, $12 billion has been invested in new wells and pumps; more that 21 million wells have been drilled by the 100 million Indian farmers.  Partly as a result, the aquifers in many communities have been completely dried up and drinking water has to be trucked in--while farmers must rely on increasingly unpredictable rainfall.

Al Gore, The Future, p.165

 

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