The Drought Outlook Is Not Encouraging
With the onset of winter, one would hope there might be some relief to the drought conditions in the northern hemisphere, particularly in the parched southwestern United States. Indeed, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a cyclic La Nina for the US. This could mean a drier, wetter or normal winter. Unfortunately, the outlook is for drought to develop, continue or worsen for the Southwest US. See the chart below.
This is not good news for the region that is already experiencing historic drought. We’ve been reporting on this most of the year. And the problem is not confined to the United States. It is a global challenge. What can be done about it? We think we have an answer at AquaterreX. Read on.
Solving the Global Water Crisis
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity and two-thirds of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions, according to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Four billion people depend on shallow groundwater for drinking and food production, with more of that water becoming contaminated every day from pesticides, chemicals and other contaminants. Even developed countries like the United States and Australia are grappling with drought and water pollution.
At AquaterreX, we have developed breakthrough technology that allows us to tap the largest, yet hidden, source of fresh water on the planet. The U.S. National Groundwater Association estimates that there are 22.6 million cubic kilometers of groundwater in the upper two kilometers of the earth’s crust (NGWA facts). That is enough water to supply Earth for over 6,000 years at today’s global consumption rates. Most of this water is located deeper than the water currently being extracted from wells around the world. We call this Deep Seated WaterTM. Only now, with the advent of advanced satellite technology and our proprietary software algorithms, can we locate and deliver Deep Seated Water economically and with near 100% accuracy.
Deep Seated Water
Although geologists have known for many decades about deeper aquifers that are recharged by subsurface flows of water over long distances, the challenge has been how to tap that source without having to drill wells several kilometers deep. Once again, only with the introduction of cutting edge technology can we locate the natural channels and pathways that lead to these vast underground rivers and lakes so that the water can be accessed through wells averaging 200 to 300 meters deep. With over 1500 wells successfully produced, this technology has been refined to the point where in many cases we can find water where others say, “No water can be found.”
Deep Seated Water is the Missing Piece that can solve the water crisis puzzle. 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 pollution, is fast and easy to implement and is economical and scalable. In addition, tapping Deep Seated Water allows both surface water and shallow aquifer sources to recharge, making the total system more environmentally sustainable.
We are pleased to introduce you to AquaterreX. As a corporate sponsor of the non-profit Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization, we also understand the humanitarian aspects of our endeavor. Although it may sound a bit “over the top,” the fact is we want to help save the planet!
James D’Arezzo, Chairman & CEO, AquaterreX
Updated 18 November 2021
3 May, 2021