Impacts of Groundwater Pumping on Regional and Global Water Resources

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Except frozen water in ice and glaciers (68%), groundwater is the world's largest distributed store of freshwater (30%), and has strategic importance to global food and water security. In this chapter, the most recent advances assessing human impact on regional and global groundwater resources are reviewed. This chapter critically evaluates the recently advanced modeling approaches quantifying the effect of groundwater pumping in regional and global groundwater resources and the evidence of feedback to the Earth system including sea-level rise associated with groundwater use. At last, critical challenges and opportunities are identified in the use of groundwater to adapt to growing food demand and uncertain climate.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTerrestrial Water Cycle and Climate Change: Natural and Human-Induced Impacts
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9781118971772
StatePublished - Sep 5 2016
Externally publishedYes


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