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27 Oct, 2008

BGR & UNESCO – Map of the World’s Groundwater Resources

Posted by: Skylar In: water

Over at, they posted a new world map showing aquifers throughout the world.  It’s good to see some organizations preparing to deal with possible future disputes over water scarcity. It’s also interesting to see the great variation within every continent on the map (besides Antarctica of course).

[Global Groundwater Maps] via Water for the Ages

Note that the colour only represets the type of groundwater, and the tone of that colour indicates the amount of annual recharge.  If you’d like to see a map that only depicts the scarcity of water, take a look at this article from a few weeks ago.

1 Response to "BGR & UNESCO – Map of the World’s Groundwater Resources"

1 | Mike

November 22nd, 2008 at 1:33 am


What a brilliant map! Thanks for finding my little blog, I’m a UW Master’s student in Hydrogeology, so this is right up my alley!

This is going in the permanent file! Look forward to future posts, I’ll put this in the “blogroll”.


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