Water is indeed the new oil. It is THE critical resource… preserve it for the long-term – or lose it…
EcoFacts: Great Unseen Waters
Weekly Column by Barbara Hirsch
The water we use not only falls from above, in rain and snowmelt. Ever more critically, it flows from under us. Aquifers sometimes supply rivers, lakes, recharging them from below. Wells are drilled into them. Some are ancient, geologically sealed lakes deep under the surface of the earth, filled with pure clean “fossil water“. In many parts of the world, water that is thousands of years old is continuously being drawn to supply drinking water, to irrigate farmland or for mining and industrial practices, as the rain and mountains do not supply enough.