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California’s groundwater crisis a wake-up call for Canada, says Saskatchewan water scientist

State has less than 20 years to reach sustainability goals

January 16, 2023  By Ground Water Canada



The groundwater depletion rate in California has sped up so much of late that the resource could disappear over the next several decades. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has given the state’s groundwater management districts less than 20 years to achieve sustainability goals. The University of Saskatchewan’s Dr. Jay Famiglietti, a renowned water scientist, says, “All around the world, we have been kicking the can down the road for a long time on effectively managing groundwater. Now we are at the end of the road, and it’s a dead end.”  University of Saskatchewan report | READ MORE


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