The hidden crisis beneath our feet

  title={The hidden crisis beneath our feet},
  author={James S. Famiglietti and Grant A. G. Ferguson},
  pages={344 - 345}
Disappearing groundwater requires action to prevent widespread water scarcity Most of the world's unfrozen freshwater is invisible to humanity. Ninety-six percent of it (1) is stored beneath the land surface as groundwater in soil and rock layers called aquifers. However, groundwater's unobtrusive nature belies its critical importance to global water and food security while simultaneously subjecting it to massive overexploitation. Groundwater is the primary water source for billions of people… Expand
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  • Water Resour. Res.
  • 2015