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Groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic basin: evolution of groundwater typologies

MacDonald, A.M.; Bonsor, H.C.; Gopal, K.; Rao, M.S.; Ahmed, K.M.; Taylor, R.G.; Shamsudduha, M.; Van Steenbergen, F.; Mackenzie, A.; Dixit, A.; Moench, M.; Tucker, J.. 2014 Groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic basin: evolution of groundwater typologies. [Poster] In: 41st IAH International Congress "Groundwater: Challenges and Strategies", Marrakech, Morocco, 15-19 Sept 2014. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The Indo-Gangetic Basin comprises one of the world’s most important aquifers. The basin is home to approximately 1 billion people and encompasses northern and eastern India, much of Bangladesh, parts of southern Nepal and the most populous areas of Pakistan. Despite the presence of large rivers, much of the basin’s population are dependent on groundwater for drinking water, and the groundwater resource is highly exploited through an estimated 20 million boreholes to support a globally important agricultural industry. The security of supply from this aquifer is threatened by environmental change and increased abstraction. In order to help understand the aquifer and characterise its resilience to change we have developed a groundwater typology map for the basin.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Poster)
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Aquifer characterisation, Environmental change, Groundwater management, International development
Date made live: 08 Apr 2015 13:28 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510582

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