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aquifer

a reservoir of ground water found in underground rock, sand and gravel layers.
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Groundwater occurs in all most all geological formations and its potential depends upon the nature of geological formations, geographical setup, incidence of rainfall, recharge and other hydrogeological characters of the aquifier. Among the consolidated formations gneisses are relatively good aquifiers.
We have over pumped our aquifiers. Rising temperatures are boosting evaporation rates.
The construction of the complex pipeline system connecting the city of Abu Dhabi with an aquifier will start in autumn this year.
Perhaps worse, the wall will block a vitally important underground aquifier that is a major supplier of water to the Gaza strip.
Sourced in northern Brazil from a rose quartz aquifier deep below the surface, Naples, Fla.-based Equa Water has launched its eponymous bottled water.
In agriculture, the failures of state provision and the corrupt state-controlled allocation of irrigation water have led to an explosion of private provision through tube wells that exploit the giant aquifier below the Indo-Gangetic northern plain.
His licence allows him to pump water from an aquifier - a deposit of rock which contains water - below his Godalming estate between April and October, to irrigate his gardens, designed by Gertrude Jekyll.
Helfrich: We'd like to realize agriculture's highest and best use, which is revitalization of the lands, by utilizing waste stream (sludge, grey water or wash water from laundry, kitchen and bath) to create soil amendments, recharge the aquifier, clean up the environment, eliminate landfills, recycle and produce new products from the waste stream to increase sustainable (farm) operations.
located in existing or proposed residential, commercial, or urban development areas, and areas with archeological, cultural, and historical importance; (b) the site should not be located in or up gradient of shallow unconfined aquifiers for drinking water supply; (c) the site should not be located near airports; and (d) the site should not be located in soft and settling soils.