Groundwater Depletion Reaches Tipping Point

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Over-exploitation of groundwater resources due to irrigated farming, climate change and growing demand from residents and industries has reached crisis levels and now poses a threat to global water security.

A new report from the UN Environment Program (UNEP) provides a snapshot of the state of groundwater resources around the world.