All too often the reports coming in from across the planet are the doom and gloom of a drought-related problem affecting millions of people with no hope in sight. Just last week, the largest water supplier in the U.S. declared a drought emergency for Southern California that could impact 19 million people CBS news report. That same week, a state agency reported that across California, a record number of water wells have gone dry. An increase of nearly 40% from last year. Scientific American – water wells go dry.
In spite of recent rains and snow, water professionals know that relief like this is just a drop in the bucket. What is little known is that there is a monumental, massive source of supplemental fresh water that can be accessed economically and quickly to provide relief. There is hope to solve the global drought problem.
Expanding Our Horizons
Today, technologies like desalination plants and wastewater treatment are becoming more popular as solutions. And although they come with environmental and cost trade-offs, they can be effective alternatives. However, what is being overlooked is a freshwater ocean existing right beneath our feet. Indeed, the US National Groundwater Association estimates there is 6,000 years of freshwater supply in the upper two kilometers of the earth’s crust Nature Geoscience article. Many hydrogeologists believe this water is too deep or too difficult to locate. However, AquaterreX has developed the ability to locate and economically bring to the surface these previously untapped water resources.
Deep Seated Water Should Be Added to the Mix Now
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 as confirmed by this recent report on mantle rain. 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 fits the environmental sustainability model as it would supply vast amounts of fresh water to regions while also allowing the existing sources to replenish. It is the “Missing Piece” that can solve the water crisis puzzle. The good news is, Deep Seated Water is a source that can supply the needs of the planet for thousands of years.
An example of huge new sources of fresh groundwater being discovered came within the last year in Texas. The newly named Maverick Basin Aquifer is known to be at least 3,000 square miles and averages 1,000 feet thick in most places. This comes years after Texas water experts concluded their deeper aquifers are brackish (salty) at best. Water tests on this new aquifer show it comes out of the ground already meeting or exceeding federal and state drinking water standards! Deep aquifer (texas.gov) These discoveries fly in the face of the commonly accepted beliefs of most hydrogeology professionals.
We Can Solve the Water Crisis Now
AquaterreX has been at the forefront of this effort, employing 21st century technology to locate Deep Seated Water.
Deep Seated Water – Missing Piece Provides Hope for Drought Stricken Areas
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 excessive cost, high energy usage, long planning periods, and toxic waste. Deep Seated Water is found 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 will continue to face freshwater challenges around the world in. 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. AquaterreX maintains offices in Florida, California, and Australia, and has representation in the United Arab Emirates.
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.