Groundwater for Many People

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GIS Level:
  • Intermediate
Geographic Scale:
  • National
Target Audience:
  • Higher Ed
United States

The fragile balance between groundwater supply and demand is being tested. Increasing rates of urbanization and irrigation place demands on water need, while the natural aridity of some environments does little to mitigate supply. In this lab, you will explore the spatial characteristics of this problem.

Keywords: aquifer; water table; porosity; infiltration; recharge; overdraft; compaction; subsidence; carrying capacity; groundwater; groundwater management; social planning; policy planning; query; classify; overlay; clip; buffer; vector data, SpatiaLABS

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