China to shut down 6,900 wells

About 6,900 wells, which meet a quarter of Beijing's urban water supply, would be shut down gradually in the next five years by authorities in a bid to check the receding groundwater level.

Groundwater warming up due to climate change

 Groundwater has not escaped global warming, says a study, suggesting that the warming stages observed in the atmosphere are replicated down below as well.

DMRC denies unauthorised groundwater extraction near Red Fort

Rubbishing allegations that Delhi Metro is "unauthorisedly" extracting groundwater during construction of an underground station in the Lal Qila area here, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said no expert can claim that the work has done any harm to the monument.

Evolution of Human species linked to groundwater: Study

A new study shows that our ancient ancestors' ability to find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been the key to their survival and the evolution of the human species.

Japan Fukushima operator starts diverting groundwater to sea

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Wednesday it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.

Groundwater: NGT pulls up Delhi govt

NGT Wednesday asked Delhi govt officials to appear before itself over Delhi government report on illegal use of groundwater.

Groundwater: NGT issues warrant on Noida builder`s absence

On August 22, the NGT had issued show cause notices to 12 real estate developers, including DLF, Supertech and Jaypee Greens.

Fukushima radioactive water removal to take at least two more years

The operator of the crippled Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has started pumping out radioactive groundwater to reduce leakage into the Pacific Ocean.

Villagers in the Sundarbans run groundwater treatment plant

A group of villagers in the Sundarbans have started running a groundwater treatment plant on their own.

Ganga water contains pesticide residues: Govt

Groundwater in key Ganga river basin states of Uttarakhand, UP and Bihar has residues of different pesticides, the government told the Rajya Sabha.

Vast groundwater reserves detected in Sahara

The notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater, say scientists.

PM calls for regulating use of groundwater

PM Manmohan Singh on Tuesday stressed on the need to move towards participatory mechanisms of pricing of water by the primary stakeholders themselves.

Ponds not responsible for arsenic poisoning

Arsenic is a naturally occurring trace element that causes skin lesions, respiratory failure and cancer when present in high concentrations in drinking water.

Polluted groundwater may flow to sea: Study

Polluted groundwater can find its way to the sea, indicating a direct link between septic systems and coastal contamination, a new study suggests.

India`s groundwater resource depletion alarming: World Bank

Indiscriminate exploitation of
groundwater in India without looking into recharging options
has led to its decline, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar
Bansal Friday said.

India`s thirst for groundwater raising global sea level

India`s thirst for groundwater is threatening a major water crisis, and adding to global sea level rise, says a report. Satellite measurements have shown that northern India is sucking 54 trillion litres of water out of ground every year.

India`s water use unsustainable: Report

Groundwater levels in northern India have been declining by as much as one foot per year, said NASA.