It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week – Groundwater in water scarce areas of the world
This week is the US National Groundwater Awareness Week but we are promoting it here in the UK this week to and will be informing our customers and suppliers when they call and e-mail us.
Today on our news section of our website we are thinking about groundwater in water scarce areas of the world.
In the UK, like many areas of the world such as the US and large areas of Europe, we are lucky that we are, relatively speaking, water rich, even though we do suffer from the occasional drought. We also have access to excellent, modern, technology like our drilling rig. This means that we can tap into the large groundwater resources by sinking boreholes and maximising the groundwater available through modern efficient pumping systems.
However, many areas of the world are not as fortunate being both water scarce and lacking the technology to access difficult to find water. In these parts of the world groundwater forms an important resource and people will go to significant lengths to access it. We’ve recently watched an interesting video from the BBC about groundwater in the Algerian desert and this shows what an important resource groundwater is in water scarce parts of the world. You can watch the video here. Watching this video makes us appreciate the groundwater beneath our feet in the UK and the borehole drilling we can carry out to help people access it.