The current outlook of the global water crisis isn’t promising. With the winter coming, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is foreseeing many places developing a worsening drought season, unlike we’d initially hoped. However, there are things that we can do to make it better.
Solving the global water crisis
According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, 1.8 billion people are going to be living in water scarcity, and ⅔ of the population will be living in water-stressed conditions by 2025. So many countries rely on shallow groundwater for their day to day lives, not knowing that the water they ingest is full of:
- Other contaminants
On a hopeful note, companies like AquaterreX have developed groundbreaking technology for accessing the largest source of fresh water on the planet, referred to as Deep Seated Water. According to the U.S. National Groundwater Association, there are 22.6 million cubic kilometers of groundwater in the upper two kilometers of the Earth’s crust. If we’re going by today’s consumption rates, that’s enough water to help supply the Earth’s population for thousands of years to come.
Deep Seated Water (DSW)
We’ve known about the deeper aquifers as sources of water for years, but we’ve only just been able to tap into the source of water without drilling too deep into the surface. There are underground rivers that we can tap into that are only a couple of hundred meters deep. So far, there have been over 5,000 DSW wells produced, and scientists have reached the point where we can verify where there is going to be water.
Some pluses of the deep-seated water are:
- Supplemental freshwater source
- Allows shallow aquifers to recharge
- Allows surface water to recharge
- Delivers water security
- Economical, scalable
- Fast and easy to implement
Deep Seated Water is the safest and most abundant solution to the water crisis. So many people are focused on conserving water, but fewer are worried about replenishing our water. There are some short term solutions, but Deep Seated Water is one that can replenish water without having to worry about the other trade-offs such as
- High cost
- High energy usage
- Long planning periods
- Toxic waste output
This water is located everywhere on the planet, and it’s something that we can access without attributing more pollution to the environment.