Monday, June 11, 2007

Is brackish water the coming groundwater resource?

Could today's brackish groundwater resources be the fresh water resources of tomorrow? If so, we have to be concerned about the geologic sequestration of CO2 (carbon dioxide) into saline or brackish aquifers.

That's the message here at the state geologists annual meeting from Kevin McCray, Executive Director of the 14,5000 member National Ground Water Association.

Kevin noted that 40,000 communities and 15 million households get water from groundwater resources. The growing pressures on ground water are coming from population increase, demands for biofuels, and climate change.

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