When the Wall Street Journal, perhaps the world’s premier financial publication, put this headline on the front page yesterday, you know there is a big problem. “Droughts Take Widening Toll on World’s Largest Economies” WSJ article.
The headline tells a dismal story. If the world’s largest economies (US, China, Europe) are suffering, then the rest of the world will surely feel the impact. Indeed, the article points out that drought is “snarling supply chains and driving up the prices of food and energy…” Drought in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy is on track to be the worst in 500 years, and the American Southwest drought “appears to be the worst in 1,200 years.” The direct effect on these huge economies not only bodes ill for their populations, but the ripple effect across the rest of the planet could drive the world into a severe recession, not to mention threaten the lives of billions of people. By 2025, the United Nations estimates that 30% of the world’s population (2.4 billion people) residing in 50 countries will face water shortages.
We Can Solve the Water Crisis Now
It doesn’t have to be this way. There is a solution right below our feet. If you’ve been following AquaterreX blogs and emails on this subject, you know that there is growing peer reviewed scientific evidence of an ocean of fresh groundwater that remains untapped within reach of standard techniques to bring water to the surface. And, this water is available across the planet, even in regions where others say “no water exists.”
New discoveries of huge freshwater deposits, from Texas to offshore New England and Antarctica indicate that there are more discoveries to be uncovered that could completely alter the situation and solve the water crisis.
In fact, the US National Groundwater Association estimates there is 6,000 years of freshwater supply in the upper two kilometers of the earth’s crust Geoscience article. AquaterreX has developed the ability to locate and economically bring to the surface these previously untapped water resources. New technologies and best management practices can deliver enough fresh, contamination-free water to satisfy the needs of the planet.
AquaterreX has been at the forefront of this effort, employing 21st century technology to locate Deep Seated Water.
Deep Seated Water – An Almost Unlimited, Alternative, and Clean Source
Deep Seated Water (DSW), is groundwater, typically sourced from deep aquifers that are located lower than shallow aquifers. Such deep aquifers are supplied not only from local catchment basins but also by subsurface inflows across basin boundaries. Deep Seated Water also encompasses water created at the mantle level of the Earth under extreme heat and pressure. Contamination does not occur in these deep water aquifers as modern pollution has not reached these deeper levels. And the best news is that this water is accessible and plentiful.
Deep Seated Water – The Missing Piece
Deep Seated Water is the Missing Piece that can solve the water crisis puzzle – contamination, drought, scarcity. Many water strategies focus on conservation, rather than additional supply. Other solutions such as desalination and wastewater treatment are potential answers for some, but they also come with trade-offs such as high cost, high energy usage, long planning periods and toxic waste. Deep Seated Water is located almost everywhere on the planet, and it can be added to the mix of solutions as a supplemental freshwater source that is not subject to contamination, is fast and easy to implement and is economical and scalable. And, tapping Deep Seated Water allows both surface water and shallow aquifer sources to recharge, making the total system more environmentally sustainable.
We Can Solve The Water Problem
There is no question that we are facing freshwater challenges, not just in the US, but around the world. It is time to consider all of the alternatives and solutions at our disposal. Science and technology are advancing to the point where we can make a difference quickly, if we just resolve to do it.
AquaterreX (www.aquaterrex.com) is a global environmental services organization with a mission to broadly implement effective water and food security solutions. The name AquaterreX comes from the Latin, aqua (water) and French, terre (earth, land) which is a derivative of the Latin, terra, and “X” for exploration. Thus, AquaterreX encompasses water and land solutions for the planet.
The company possesses proprietary technology to locate Deep Seated Water, which is fresh water situated below the shallow groundwater that supplies the majority of fresh water on the planet. This vast new source of water can help solve the water crisis facing billions of people.