Europe’s groundwater – a key resource under pressure

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Series Details 03/2022, Number 3
Publication Date March 2022
ISBN 978-92-9480-459-4
ISSN 2467-3196
EC TH-AM-22-003-EN-N
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Groundwater: making the invisible visible is the World Water Day theme for 22 March 2022. In recognition of this, this briefing provides an overview of the state of groundwater in the European Union (EU).

Groundwater stores almost one third of total global freshwater resources and, in the EU, supplies 65% of drinking water and 25% of water for agricultural irrigation. Groundwater pollution is a serious threat to this resource. Recovery from pollution is not easy, as removing pollutants is difficult, meaning that they can accumulate. Groundwater resources are also under increasing pressure from water abstraction and climate change.

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European Environment Agency (EU EEA): News, 22/03/2022: World Water Day: attention on Europe’s groundwater

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