Issues of water stored in porous underground rock (aquifers). It includes information on how population effects the availability and quality of groundwater for drinking and other uses, and how the availability of water in underground aquifers effects human populations.
Type of Resource Article Title Groundwater resources and the environmental dimension: out of sight, out of mind? Author Walter Rast Affiliation United Nations Environment Programme Url http://www.unicef.org/wwd98/papers/unep.htm Peer Review Unknown Review Process Abstract This UNEP article identifies potential threats to Groundwater quality and concerns related to agricultural practices and environmental protection of water resources.
Type of Resource Article Title Arizona Water Supplies Author Unknown Affiliation University of Arizona Url http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/geos220/webhome/walter1.htm Peer Review Unknown Review Process Abstract "One problem concerns the change in water demand due to population increase. Population growth rates in the southwest are among the highest in the nation. Arizonas population is projected to double in the next 50 years (Unruh and Liverman 2). An increase in population means an increase in water usage. Groundwater is the areas primary resource, but the amount available is not enough to service an increasing population."
|Type of Resource||Article|
|Title||Population and Water|
|Author||National Wildlife Federation Population and Environment Program|
|Affiliation||National Wildlife Federation|
|Peer Review||Unknown Review Process|
|Abstract||"Water scarcity is reaching alarming dimensions in response to the extremely rapid population growth. One could say that in a medium-term perspective, water will not be easily available to support both the new generations and the socio-economic development being sought after," warns Swedish hydrologist, Malin Falkenmark. Most conservationists and environmentalists endorse this view believing that at current rates of consumption, waste, and mismanagement, water, second only after oxygen for sustenance, will soon become acutely scarce in most part of the world."|