No Laughing Matter

Posted by – September 25, 2011

Pie chart of terrestrial water resources (excludes water in the atmosphere)During my habitual Sunday morning info-surf, I ran across the following:

‘Groundwater is the Rodney Dangerfield of the hydrologic cycle; it gets no respect.’- M. Campana @ UN International Water Forum

Although I had to laugh, there is a serious side to every joke: groundwater comprises 99% of freshwater supplies available for human use and there are signs that critical groundwater supplies are being depleted world-wide.

No laughing matter.