Almost 20% of the catchment areas where groundwater is pumped suffer from a flow of streams and rivers that is too low to sustain their freshwater ecosystems. This number is expected to increase to 50% by 2050. This is the conclusion of a study that appears in Nature today. The study is a collaboration between Utrecht University, the water institute Deltares, the University of Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Victoria (Canada).
See the news item at ar UU website!
See the original paper in Nature!
See National Geographic for a nice web-piece.
And a small movie explaining the paper.