Drilling for water in the Karoo where one major concern from fracking is that groundwater will be affected in the shale gas extraction process.
A vulnerability map could help assess the risks associated with fracking and groundwater which around 300 towns depend on in South Africa's Karoo.
Firefighting foams used to contain large quantities of PFAAs chemicals, but their use has been phased out.
This week’s ABC Four Corners episode investigated contamination at defence force sites and surrounding aquifers with chemicals called perfluoroalkyl acids or PFAAs. Around 18 sites are reported to be affected…
Drilling a groundwater well by hand, near Lahore, July 2017.
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Millions of livelihoods depend on the Indus Basin aquifer.
Water levels in Cape Town fell to 20% of their capacity.
Building resilience in Cape Town's water sector will require addressing risks like climate change, drought and flooding. Stormwater and groundwater are tipped as potential solutions.
Study shows that the availability of springs may have controlled human evolution.
There’s a lot of water beneath our feet.
We know the tides affect the oceans, but it also affects groundwater. If we can understand how, then we can better protect this precious resource.
Thousands of people in Bali have joined a movement to reject land reclamation in Benoa Bay.
Mass tourism in Bali is causing the island to face imminent groundwater crisis.
Sampling is a powerful scientific tool - when it’s used honestly.
Some water researchers are ignoring the evidence offered by sampling if it doesn't fit their preconceived notions. But science should always be honest and open.
Ignited methane gas from the seep on the Condamine River.
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Coal seam gas may not be responsible for a flaming river in Queensland, but it still raises uncomfortable questions.
So much water has gone into groundwater it has slowed rising seas.
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There's enough water under the ground to form a lake 100m deep over the earth.
Despite the noble intentions behind charity wells, they may not be the best thing.
The digging of wells in Africa has often been thought of as the solution to helping rural women walking to get water, but they may cause more harm than good.
It’s impossible to know the quality of our groundwater unless we test it.
A new technique that uses lasers to determine the composition of groundwater is helping us protect that most precious resource.
Open-air irrigation: so last century.
A government for the 21st century needs to work out how we can grow our food, manufacture goods and dispose of waste without making such a huge mess.
Hand pumps are used in Africa to help people get access to clean water.
Geosciences can be a valuable tool in the fight to provide Sub-Saharan Africa with safe drinking water.
The Liverpool Plains near Gunnedah in New South Wales where the Watermark coal mine would be built.
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The controversial Shenhua Watermark coal mine in New South Wales recently cleared another hurdle along the way to being granted full approval to proceed. But there are major environmental risks which should still call the project into question.
California’s heavy reliance on groundwater is raising worries.
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Can California – and its massive agriculture industry – endure the drought without destroying its groundwater resources?
The Great Artesian Basin is a source of water in many areas of inland Australia.
Recent water leaks related to coal seam gas development in New South Wales raise more concerns about the industry's impact on groundwater.
Water from coal seam gas mining would be treated at a reverse osmosis plant before being re-injected into the ground.
The Queensland government wants companies to use waste water from coal seam gas extraction for useful purposes such as recharging aquifers. New CSIRO research shows that, with careful monitoring, it can be done.
One Nation’s Pauline Hanson says landholders’ constitutional water rights have been undermined by government changes – but is that true?
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The Australian Constitution says residents have the right to water from the rivers for irrigation and conservation purposes but governments have brought in laws that are restricting this – One Nation’s…
Coal seam gas is only one issue for managing one of Australia’s most important geological resources.
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In a recent article on The Conversation, Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) researchers argued that the industry is progressing faster than the science, leading to concerns over fugitive emissions and impacts…