Seeing the invisible: a strategic report on groundwater quality
Scientists estimate that there is 100 times as much groundwater on Earth as there is freshwater on its surface.
Globally, groundwater resources are under increasing pressure due to overexploitation, pollution and climate change. The world’s response to this pressure is often not adequate due to a lack of sufficient knowledge about these invisible resources.
Because of the prominent role groundwater plays in supporting climate change adaptation strategies, its depletion has drawn global attention in recent years. A new publication from the World Bank, Seeing the Invisible: A Strategic Report on Groundwater Quality, argues that the quality of groundwater deserves our full attention.