Crop Irrigation Is Closely Tied to Groundwater Depletion Around the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8PsXPnnYuw

The irrigation that grows crops, especially in dry countries, can also be responsible for taxing aquifers beyond their capacities.

Groundwater depletion is embedded in the international food trade, with countries exporting crops grown from overexploited aquifers and setting up potential future food crises if the aquifers run dry.

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann

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