Category: Groundwater

The Search for the Healthiest Rock: Exploring the Link Between Geology and Groundwater Quality

When it comes to groundwater quality, the type of rock that lies beneath the surface can have a significant impact. Some rocks are more porous and allow water to flow more freely, while others are less permeable and can trap water and contaminants. Therefore, understanding the relationship between geology and groundwater quality is essential to

Can Aquifer Replenishment Save Sinking Cities like Jakarta?

Jakarta is one of the world’s fastest sinking cities. The city is sinking at an alarming rate of up to 25 centimeters per year, and it is predicted that 95% of North Jakarta will be under water by 2050. The sinking is caused by a combination of factors including excessive groundwater extraction, soil compaction, and

Exploring the Geologic and Environmental Factors Influencing Groundwater Occurrence

Groundwater is an essential natural resource that provides approximately 25% of the world’s fresh water. It is a hidden resource that lies beneath the earth’s surface and is accessed through wells, boreholes and springs. Groundwater is stored in the pores and fractures of rocks and sediments, and its occurrence and availability depend on several factors.