Groundwater around the world is vanishing

Around the world, the water crisis is worsening. Groundwater aquifers, which supply many people with potable water for human consumption and agriculture, are being depleted much faster than they are being replenished.

USA Today recently published a series on the groundwater depletion, looking at the global crisis with stories from around the world. The series includes research from NASA’s GRACE satellites, led by Professor Jay Famiglietti of the University of California, Irvine and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Read more here: Pumped Dry

WGS-900 unit arrives in Florida

Water Generating System’s commercial unit, the WGS-900, arrived today at our Engineering and Technical Support facility in St. Petersburg, Fla. Capable of producing up to 600 gallons of potable water per day, this unit will be installed at the Florida office for demonstrations, maintenance and performance tests, and, of course, water production.

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Stay tuned for more information!

Afghanistan, Iran battle for water

A river is becoming a focal point of ongoing tensions between Afghanistan and Iran. The Hari Rud river forms a natural border between the two countries, and serves as a precious resource of potable water. But, Afghan villagers claim Iranian soldiers are preventing them access to the river.

The security of fresh water resources is a top priority in the Middle East, particularly where there is ongoing tension over borders and where there is a dire need for fresh water resources.

Read more here: The rising costs of water: dire consequences for Afghans in battle with Iranians

Namibia boreholes are drying up

Boreholes in the Namibian village of Okankolo are drying up. The country’s primary source of water, boreholes are supplied by rainwater, something the country has had in limited supply over the last few years. Boreholes supply 75 percent of the community with water. The other 25 percent have access to clean potable water.

The community has been relying on water tankers to deliver water, but truck repairs have delayed delivery.

Read more here: Water crisis worsens at Okankolo