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  • Writer's pictureDavid Bennett

The Hidden Wealth of Nations: Groundwater’s Critical Role in a Changing Climate

  • As “nature’s insurance,” groundwater protects food security, reduces poverty, and boosts resilient economic growth, but the resource is threatened by overexploitation and pollution.

  • High-level political action is needed to prioritize groundwater and align the private and social costs of its use.

  • A new World Bank report considers the economic value of groundwater, the costs of misusing it, and the opportunities to leverage it more effectively.


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