FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – To support National Groundwater Awareness Week (March 10-16), an initiative of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sharing a wealth of groundwater science resources.
AGI’s Critical Issues Program includes links to dozens of articles, factsheets, case studies, maps, and online courses that explain groundwater information in a way that is relevant and useful to state and local decisionmakers.
And in the open letter, Let’s Talk About Water, AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book discusses the importance of groundwater science and highlights additional water science resources from AGI and its member and associate societies.
Why the fuss? Groundwater is the world’s most extracted natural resource, according to NGWA, an AGI member society. Without groundwater to support our ecosystems and provide a source of drinking water, life as we know it would not be possible.
“During Groundwater Awareness Week, let’s all take a moment to appreciate how important water is to us,” says Anderson Book. “The next drink of water you take, give a little thanks to your groundwater scientists for bringing clean water to your home.”
AGI will be sharing a different post about groundwater each day of the week on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #GWAW. Connect with us and let’s talk about water!
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of more than 50 scientific and professional associations that represents over a quarter-million geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides geoscientists with access to scholarly information, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and health of the environment.
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Joseph Lilek, Communications Manager