What is groundwater, why is it critical for life on Earth
- World Economic Forum
- Groundwater is water that has found its way down from the Earth’s surface into the cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rock.
- It is a critical source of drinking water and a key resource for agriculture, industry and natural ecosystems. However, groundwater supplies are under threat from overuse and pollutants.
- Legal protections and increased monitoring of this resource are needed, several institutions argue.