Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater! It is the world’s most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.
Each year during National Groundwater Awareness Week, individuals and organizations across the country speak up for groundwater.
This year from March 7-13, we will focus on advocacy of groundwater safety and protection and increasing its access across the country. How do we educate our friends, families, and leaders about the role of groundwater? How do we teach our neighbors about the importance of proper groundwater management, remediation, and increase awareness of water testing in private water systems? How do we ensure our voice is heard?
Take a first step in understanding groundwater by checking out the 5-minute video from KQED QUEST, a public media resource for science and engineering stories. Continue learning more next week via the GWAW website or our blog and take this knowledge and awareness of how important groundwater is out to your community!