Groundwater is a large and essential part of the water resources available for human use and development. It forms an integral part of the hydrological cycle and is mane places is the only viable source of water supply. Aquifers are very sensitive to abuse, however, such as pollution and over-abstraction.
This section of The Water Page is being developed to provide an insight into the wide range of issues which effect this critical resource. Several sections are planned including the science of hydro-geology, the use of groundwater in developing countries, drilling and exploration etc.